We are a friendly and sociable four part choir of around 35 members of all ages and abilities, who enjoy meeting together and singing once a week. Many members live within the village of Riding Mill but we welcome members from all over Northumberland!
We currently meet on a Monday evening in the Parish Hall in Riding Mill from 7.30-9.30pm. We have a lovely, warm hall fully equipped with tea and coffee facilities and staging. We are always pleased to welcome new members of all abilities – no audition or previous experience is necessary!
If you would like to join us for a trial, please feel free just to turn up! You are welcome to join us for three sessions to see how you like it before we ask you to become a member, so you can really get a feel for us before committing. Many members have busy working lives and find they are unable to attend every week, we do not have any hard and fast rules regarding this. Please just come along as and when you can, we simply ask that if you plan to sing in the concert, you come to as many rehearsals as is possible for you. There is no obligation to perform in the concert if that is your wish.
We perform two well attended concerts a year. Our first concert of the season is before Christmas, and the other before Easter. Although we are a Choral Society,our repertoire is fairy extensive. Ranging from Haydn’s Creation to Bernstein’s West Side Story, Gilbert and Sullivan and a lot more in between. We are always open to suggestions on what to sing next and openly welcome ideas from members.
Although the months between April and September are free from rehearsals, we are sometimes called upon to perform at various functions in the summer months.