Things to bear in mind
Sheet music and recordings
After you join you’ll have access to the sheet music and practice recordings for our entire repertoire through the Member Login page on this website (you’ll be given a password). Please either print out your music and put it in a plain black folder or upload it to an iPad or tablet and bring it to each practice.
Our main way of getting information to you is email. If you’re intending to be a member, we need you to read the weekly emails that we’ll send. We also have a Telegram group which we use for more immediate responses. Occasionally we get urgent requests to perform at various gigs, and we often need an answer before the next rehearsal.
We’re all Twittered, Instagrammed and Facebooked up, so if you’re on such things, follow us and give us a like! We also have a Facebook members only group. Lots of discussions happen on there, so feel free to request to join (NB if your Facebook name is different from the name you’ve given us, please let us know – we get lots of random requests from spammers wishing to join the group, so we manually approve everyone. If we don’t recognise your name, we won’t approve you).
We usually do a full-scale concert at the end of each term. Have a look at some of our concert videos.
Concert dress for our summer concerts is usually any colour from our logo – red, pink or orange, teamed with black as necessary. You will be standing for the whole concert so wear comfortable shoes. Our Spring concerts are usually themed (80s, 90s etc) and appropriate extravagant fancy dress is encouraged (but not compulsory – but you’ll need to fit in). For our Christmas concerts we ask you to wear something more sparkly and festive.
In addition, we also do several collections for charity, usually at various tube stations at Christmas. And then there are the unpredictable last-minute requests, such as joining Annie Lennox for her charity release of Dido’s Lament, or Damien Rice at the London Palladium.
Please come and join us in the pub after practice. We’re very friendly and like to get to know new members. Whether or not you can make it to the pub, please do go and introduce yourself to Richard at some point, otherwise he may never get to learn who you are.