andante CHAMBER CHOIR
 

a-cappella singing in the Scottish Borders

VACANCIES

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Vacancy


for


Full Member


2nd Alto


contact John for details


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Vacancies

 

for


Guest Members:


in particular 

 

Altos & Basses


contact John for details


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other than those 


vacancies 


 we are delighted


 that we have


 a complete


 quota of


Full Members

 

at present - so


 are sorry that 


there are 


currently no 


other 


Full Member 


vacancies.


However,


we are always 


interested to hear


 from potential


 Guest Choristers


  particularly 


altos, tenors & 


basses.


(see category alongside for details)


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We currently


  have three


 Apprentice 


Vacancies  


- one each for 


alto,  tenor and 


bass.


See alongside for details.


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 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.  On the first Tuesday of the month we use Leitholm Village Hall as an alternative. We don't rehearse in the last couple of weeks in December and this year are taking July and August off.


MEMBERSHIP


Full Membership


Our current establishment is 34 Full Members, divided into eight sections - 1st & 2nd Sopranos, 1st & 2nd Altos, 1st & 2nd Tenors and 1st & 2nd Basses.  


- Is open to successfully auditioned singers who are able to commit to weekly rehearsals and the majority of concerts. 

 

- Periodically Full Membership vacancies arise and are filled by audition - singers are expected to be able to hold a line and blend. 


- 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. 



Guest Choristers


- 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.


Apprentices 


- Our apprenticeship scheme is available, by invitation from the Director, to inexperienced singers who join us for weekly Tuesday evening rehearsals to develop their skills and confidence in a friendly but challenging environment and with the additional support of a mentor from within their own section. 


- Apprentices are not usually invited to sing in concerts. 


- Whilst some apprentices have progressed to full or guest members (subject to vacancy availability and audition) that is not the aim of the scheme. Apprentices may well take their developing skills to other choirs or musical activities. 


- Apprenticeships, when offered, are usually 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 A697/B6461 

6 miles north east of Kelso on the B6461


LEITHOLM VILLAGE HALL

Main Street, Leitholm, Scottish Borders.

6 miles north of Coldstream A697/B6461

8 miles north east of Kelso on the B6461


ALL ENQUIRIES TO THE DIRECTOR:
John Stone
phone 01890-840366

Eccles Village Hall