I sing bass with the Hampton and Lady Eleanor Holles Schools Joint Choral Society. We performed an uncut Messiah at Guildford Cathedral last Saturday, and jolly good it was too.
But it was really hard work for the men. We have to get out voices out over the women (who outnumber us massively) and the orchestra.
We only do one concert a year. There are usually three or four rehearsals a month (two Sunday afternoons and a couple of Wednesday evenings) held at Hampton School, Hampton, Middlesex, starting in November and running through to May. Next time we are going to do Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony and I'd like to find plenty more basses and tenors.
There are no auditions, and you don't have to be able to read music. You don't even have to know whether you are a tenor or a bass, and you attend rehearsals when you can.
So if you are an enthusiastic shower singer or someone who hasn't sung since they were at school and would like to join a very friendly group of people in what always ends up (somehow magically) being a good quality performance, please PM me your interest. (There are no fees and music is provided.)
Come along, have a laugh, and sing.