We will have four apprentice vacancies in September
- one each for soprano, alto, tenor and bass.
See alongside for details.
contact John for details
- other than that we are delighted that we have a complete quota of
at present - so are sorry that there are currently no other vacancies.
we are always interested to hear from potential Guest Choristers sopranos, altos, tenors & basses.
(see category alongside for details)
If you are interested in singing with us please contact John Stone.
Singing With Us
Rehearsals are held in The Village Hall, Eccles, five miles north of Coldstream, on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:30 pm. Occasionally we use alternative rehearsal venues. We don't rehearse in the last couple of weeks in December and this year are taking July and August off.
- is open to successfully auditioned singers who are able to commit to weekly rehearsals and the majority of concerts.
Our current establishment is 32 Full Members, divided into eight sections - 1st & 2nd Sopranos, 1st & 2nd Altos, 1st & 2nd Tenors and 1st & 2nd Basses. Periodically Full Membership vacancies arise and are filled by audition - singers are expected to be able to hold a line. We need the ability to sing in tune, but we don't demand trained voices. Reading music is a requirement, but singing accurately at first sight is not essential.
- competent singers who would like to sing with us but cannot commit to full membership, who can make themselves available for concert rehearsals & performances by invitation, and other rehearsals as appropriate. Guest singers are used as deputies for full members.
- our apprenticeship scheme is available by invitation to inexperienced singers who join us for rehearsals to develop their skills and confidence. Apprenticeships, when offered, are available for six months and the most suitable time to begin is in January.
ECCLES VILLAGE HALL Main Street, Eccles, Scottish Borders. TD5 7QP
5 miles north of Coldstream, 6 miles north of Kelso on the B6461