Promenade Youth Choir singing Mozart's Requiem Mass

Choir rehearsals:

The Choirs rehearse on a Monday evening during term time. There are usually ten rehearsals leading to a concert each term. Rehearsals are at Bell Farm Junior School, Junior Choir 6.30 to 7.45pm, Youth Choir 7.45 to 9pm.

Choir fees policy:

The choirs are largely funded by the choir fees, which are £60 per term. If there are more than one child from a family, the maximum fee is £100 perfamily. The choir is set up to serve the community and if any family is unable to meet these fees, they can be discreetly waived.

Cheques should be made payable to Promenade Choirs.

Choir membership policy:

The Promenade Choirs are non-auditioned ensembles. The standard is nevertheless high because everyone is expected to commit to working hard. Support is offered to those that struggle to begin with.

Choir dress code:

For more formal concerts the Youth Choir dress code is all black, with shirt or blouse that can take a tie. Promenade provides the ties on the day.

For Junior Choir, and for less formal occasions with the Youth Choir, the dress code is black trousers or skirts and Promenade polo shirts. These are loaned by the choir, to be looked after by the choir members and exchanged for larger sizes when needed.

Suitable black blouses are difficult to find for girls. Members have found The Stitch Factory to be a good source. For smaller sizes The Childrens' Salon has proved useful.

Choir admin page

Choir diary:

The next rehearsal will be Monday Sept 5th. Note that there is a rehearsal planned for May bank holiday.

The term's main concert will be on Sunday Dec 4th or 11th.

The Youth Choir will be going to take part in the Messiah from Scratch at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday Nov 27th. Because of this, for next term only the choir will rehearse from 7pm to 9pm.