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New Members Welcome!

Do you enjoy singing? Can you count to eight? Why not give us a go? Whether or not you can read music, new members are always made very welcome and encouraged. No previous choir singing experience is necessary and there's safety and support in our numbers! With the wonders of modern technology, practice discs with emphasised parts are made available to help members learn by ear and become familiar with their individual part, be it soprano, alto, tenor or bass (SATB). Sectional rehearsals are also organised regularly but on an informal basis, usually at a member's house.


We are an adult choir, but some youngsters may join us if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Individuals will vary, but a certain degree of confidence and maturity will be required. Therefore we suggest, perhaps, age 14 to be an acceptable lower limit. Currently, our youngest member is 15 years old (taking part alongside his mum), and some of our older members are well into their 80s. A good few of our members are in the 25-50 age bracket. Take heart! Age is no barrier! :-)


When and Where?

The choir meets during term time every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm-9.30pm at Beith Community Centre, Kings Road, Beith, North Ayrshire, Scotland.


Term dates for the 2018-2019 session are:

5th Sept - 12 Dec 2018
9th Jan - 8th May 2019

Please note that we will start rehearsing for our May 2019 concert from Wednesday 28th November 2018.  Do come along and try us out!

If you would like to join us, please send us a message via our Contact Form or via our Facebook page. We do recommend that new members try to join us within the first 6 weeks of our term so as to reduce the amount to catching up - although this will also depend on your own experience and confidence reading music. At this point new works are still being introduced and sectional rehearsals will also be well underway to assist. 

Choir Fees

If, after a few sessions, you decide you would like to join us, there is a weekly fee of £5.50, which covers two salaries (MD & accompanist) scores, venue, instrument and musician hire for our practice sessions and performances. 


The season comprises 12 rehearsals for our November concert and 22 rehearsals for the May concert (3 of these May rehearsals take place in November/December, ahead of the winter holiday). Annual fee is therefore £187 (34 x £5.50).


Payment can be made weekly, monthly, per term or for the whole year, whichever is most suitable for you. Please speak to Kate Bailey, Treasurer, to determine your preferred payment plan.


If you are a student or unemployed, the choir funds may be able to subsidise your participation. This is treated with the strictest confidence.


Performance Attire

From September 2017, our concert attire will be a long-sleeved black blouse with black trousers/skirt and shoes/boots for ladies and black shirt, trousers and shoes for gentlemen.
Created by Cunninghame Choir, Registered Scottish Charity SCO 001136