If you would like to join EPC, please email us in the first instance on firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be invited to one of our rehearsals to meet the choir and see how we do things.
We do run occasional open nights which are ideal for new-comers, so look out for them. At any other rehearsal, you would be invited to join in the warm-up and any new songs we are learning if you want to. Otherwise you can just listen to us.
If you like what you see, you will set a date for you to do a voice test with our Musical Director and one of our Section Leads. This may sound a little scary but there really isn’t much to it and we’re all very supportive! You’ll be asked to sing a bit of a song of your own choice, with or without music, sing some scales (to assess your range) and take part in a short call and response exercise. You and we will then know you are in the right section and that you’ll enjoy our music.
Our subscription is currently £20 per month, payable by standing order. You will also be given access to the members area of this website.
Initially you will be a ‘pre-active’ member of the choir, while you learn our songs to a good-enough standard to be able to perform. We do sing off-score and you are expected to take some time to be performance-ready – the journey is the fun part and you are supported throughout.
You do not need to be able to read music – some can, some can’t, but we do use sheet music for the words. Audio learning tracks are provided on our website and that is how many of us learn.