We are delighted
that we have
at present - so
are sorry that
also have four
one each for
tenor and bass.
If you are
singing with us
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.
Our current establishment is 32 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.
- 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 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 TD12 4JN:
Main Street, Leitholm, Scottish Borders.
6 miles north of Coldstream A697/B6461
8 miles north east of Kelso on the B6461