The Christ Church Cathedral Girls’ Choir is currently recruiting new members. The choir is open to any girl from sixth class to fifth year with a love of singing, regardless of their previous musical experience or religious background.
The choir meets on Tuesdays (5.00-6.45) and Wednesdays (4.45-6.45) during term time. The Girls’ Choir sings the service of evensong in the Cathedral every week. In addition, choir members are offered:
– individual singing lessons
– help to improve their sight-reading, aural and musicianship skills
– the opportunity to perform alongside the Cathedral Choir in services and concerts
– tours in Ireland and Europe
– the chance to work towards the Voice for Life Award Scheme, run by the Royal School of Church Music
Membership of the choir is free; tours and awards are subsidised by the Cathedral. New members should be enthusiastic and committed to the choir, and able to attend regularly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Entry is by a short audition with the choir’s director, Rosemary Beecher Bryant.
Prospective members and their parents are invited to attend an open rehearsal and service on Wednesday 19th January 2011, at 4.45-7.00. The timetable of the evening is as follows:
4.45 Prospective members rehearse with the current choir upstairs in the Chapter House; parents are welcome to observe
5.00 The choir moves down to the Cathedral to rehearse with the Choral Scholars
6.00 Evensong service
6.40 Parents’ question and answer session; opportunity to arrange auditions
If you would like to attend, please email Rosemary Beecher Bryant, or call 085 7424722 to book a place.