Join as a Singer
We hope you're interested in joining our choir!
WMC welcomes anyone who enjoys singing, has a good ear, a good voice, and shows enthusiasm and commitment. Previous choral experience helps although is not essential and an ability to read music would be expected. Applications from Tenors and Basses are particularly welcome although we have vacancies for all voices.
Winchester Music Club is one of Hampshire’s longest established choral groups with an associated orchestra. An independent charity run by its members, the choir benefits greatly from a close association with Winchester College, whose Master of Music, David Thomas, is our musical director. The choir not only enjoys first class facilities for rehearsal, but also the support of other music staff of the college to facilitate sectional practise sessions for the various voice groups and individual voice coaching sessions.
We organise two concerts with professional soloists in a typical year. In November we perform a major choral concert in Winchester Cathedral with Winchester College Chapel Choir and Glee Club accompanied by WMC Orchestra and in the Spring we perform in New Hall, Winchester College. Currently the Spring concerts feature a Haydn Mass as part of our project to perform all of the complete Haydn Masses in the lead up to our centenary. We also hold a charity carol concert and host Choral Workshops and a Come and Sing Event, in the summer.
We currently have about 90 members and we would like to raise this to 100. Come and join us.
When we meet....
Rehearsals take place on Friday evenings in the autumn and spring terms from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.
Where we meet....
Winchester College Music School, Culver Road, Winchester, SO23 9JF. (see map below)
And the cost....
Subscriptions from September 2018 are £135 (reduced for prompt payment to £130) for the year. (Under 25’s subscription is only £25pa). That’s only £6.50 per rehearsal or £1.25 if you are under 25!
Try before you commit....
WMC holds two free open rehearsals at the start of each term. (Dates for 2018 September 7th & 14th) Scores are available to borrow. Do come along and give it a go!
Your step-by-step guide to joining Winchester Music Club
- Contact us: Send your name and voice part via email to our membership secretary, John Stanning, at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will contact you.
- You’ll be invited to a rehearsal.
- If, after attending a few rehearsals, you would like to join then we will arrange for a short audition with the Musical Director to confirm your membership. Our audition process is simple and designed to hear you at your very best.
- If you have any further questions please contact the Membership Secretary.