About your Free Session

Spring 2024

January 8, 2024


April 11, 2024

Book your free taster

We hold taster sessions at every rehearsal so you can come and try us out whenever it's convenient for you. It really helps us to know when you're coming so please click here to email Kate to book a session.

Our regular venues are:

Mondays St Anne’s Church, Dean St, Soho

Wednesdays St Mary-at-Hill, Lovat Lane, Monument

Thursdays Oasis Johanna Primary School, Johanna St off Lower Marsh, Waterloo

We teach the same material at each rehearsal in a week, so just choose the venue/date that works best for you. Click on Next Rehearsal to see upcoming dates.

Click on the Songs this week tab to see the songs we are working on.

Because of Covid we’re no longer handing out sheet music, so please print out or download the music for your chosen taster session and bring it with you.

Rehearsals run from 6.30pm to 8pm. It would be helpful if you could arrive a little before 6.30pm, so that we can make sure you’re in the right voice part and have all the music, etc.

We've put together the most common questions that come up before every free taster.
I don't know what part I should sing. Does that matter?

Not at all. Just come along and talk to Richard and he'll work out which part would most suit you. He'll just talk to you - you'll never have to sing anything on your own. And if, after a while, you think you'd be better in a different part, come and talk to us and we'll move you.

Can I start my annual membership at any time or does it have to be at the start of a year/term?

You can begin it at any time. The money should leave your account about a week after you set up your Go Cardless account, then it will be automatically debited again a year later.

Is there any obligation to join straight after my free taster?

None whatsoever. You have the choice to join any time thereafter and we will send you a thank you email with the links to sign up. But there's no pressure to join, and if we're not the right choir for you then just let us know and we'll remove you from our database.

How does the direct debit work?

We use Go Cardless, the leading direct debit provider in UK. They handle all payments securely and you will receive a receipt from us via GoCardless when the mandate is set up. Your payment will be made automatically, so there's nothing for you to do, and you can cancel the direct debit any time.

Do you hand out sheet music?

Because of Covid we no longer give out actual paper music sheets. However, if you're a paid-up member you can download your music from the Members' Area of this website, and if you're coming to a taster session or you forget one week, don't worry. We have a QR code at each rehearsal which gives you access to a folder with all the music that will be covered that week. So as long as you have a smartphone or iPad you'll be able to access the music.

Will I have to sing on my own?

Not publicly. Richard may ask you to sing a note or two when you first go an speak to him, just so that he knows if you have a low or high voice, but that won't be really audible by anyone else.

Can I join part-way through a term?

Yes of course. We have new people at almost every practice - even towards the end of a term.

Do you run online rehearsals?

We run an online rehearsal on Zoom every Tuesday evening. This is also recorded so you can watch it later if you can't be around in person. We also try to livestream one rehearsal a week - usually Wednesday.

Can I switch my taster date/venue?

Yes of course. Simply contact us and tell us when you'd like to move it to.

How do I access the sheet music and practice recordings?

You can find the sheet music and recordings for our whole repertoire in our Members' Area. Once you join as a member by taking out a monthly or annual direct debit plan you'll be able to login to the members' area, which will give you access to our song vault and member-specific pages.

I've attended my free taster. How do I become a member?

To become a member of London City Voices please join one of our membership plans, payable by direct debit. You can choose a monthly plan at £35 per month or an annual plan at £350 per year. The annual plan represents a £70 saving over the monthly plan. You can start these at any time. You can also cancel them at any time.

Rehearsals start w/c 12th September 2021
Rehearsals start w/c 12th September 2021