Join Us

  • The choir is open to all who enjoy choral music, are keen to participate in choral singing and to improve their singing.

  • There are no auditions.

  • The repertoire involves singing in four parts (and sometimes more).

  • You must be able to sing in tune, and a basic ability to read music is very desirable. However, you don’t need to be able to sight-sing.

  • To help you learn your parts between rehearsals, you will be directed towards online aids.

  • If you are a novice, and have an enthusiastic willingness to learn, you will be welcome to come and try us out.

 

What it costs: 

 

Subscriptions may be paid annually, termly, or (if by Standing Order) monthly.  The rates for 2022-23 are: £144/year, £48/term or £12/month.  Music is usually purchased by the Society in bulk at discounted rates, and members are generally expected to buy their scores.

Concessionary rates are available as follows:

  • Those under 30 pay 50% of the subscription rate, but are expected to buy their own scores.

  • Those in receipt of Universal Credit or other benefits designed to top up living allowances are entitled to a concessionary rate of £2.50/month and may borrow scores free of charge.

  • Others experiencing financial hardship are invited to approach the Treasurer (lwcs.treasurer@gmail.com) in confidence, as other concessions may be possible, including borrowing scores.

Want to pursue it? If you think you’d like to join us, the first step is to contact our Chairman, giving some detail of your musical and choral experience, and arrange to come along to a few rehearsals to try us out.  You’ll receive a warm welcome, and we offer potential new members the opportunity to attend up to two rehearsals free of charge before committing.

“When I moved to Oxfordshire to live, I decided to join this choir and it was the best decision I made.  I met some very friendly people and later joined the Committee, so the choir became a very important part of my life”

Sue