2018 - Term Time Only*
We always welcome new members
Come, join in, come for a taster session - no audition needed
When: Wednesday 7.00pm -9.00pm
Venue: Garforth Academy
Choir Leader: - Liz Welburn
Cost: £50 - for 10 weeks (up front cost)
PAYMENT - via cash or cheque made payable to Garforth Academy only.
Single session guest fee £5.00 (taster session)
What you get for your money:
Professional Choir Leader, Venue, Music, Song Sheets
* TERM TIME, TIME TABLE 2018
Rehearsal days, Wednesday 7-9pm
25/4 - Rehearsal
4/5 - Rehearsal
9/5 - Rehearsal
23/5 - Rehearsal
6/6 - HALF TERM - No Rehearsal
13/6 - Rehearsal
20/6 - Rehearsal
27/6 - Rehearsal
4/7 - Rehearsal
11/7 - Rehearsal
18/7 - Rehearsal (last rehearsal of term)
Half Term until September 3rd 2018
Up and coming Gigs 2018
28th April - Performance at Garofrth Welfare Hall
Part of the 1st Year Anniversary of Garforth's Peace Flame
4th May - TDY - Performance – The Briggate Courtyard, Garforth Main Street as part of the town’s Tour de Yorkshire celebration. This will be outside, but under cover of gazebos.
8th June - Performance – Chapel FM, The Old Chapel, York Road, Seacroft. Arts Live take-over night involving 3 Arts Live Youth Rock and Pop Bands, the Arts Live Folk Band and Garforth Community Choir. This event will be live video streamed online!
24th June - Performance at Garforth & District Lions Annual Gala
14th July - Performance – Garforth Food and Music Festival – “Garfeast”. Featuring performances from three Steel Pan bands and Garforth Community Choir
About the Choir
'I want to be in the choir and pay full membership, but can't commit every week'
This will be fine as long as there is a core of members attending each week.
Even if for example all the tenor and bass singers are away one week, that will mean the nature of the rehearsal will change, however the choir leader should still be able to make a viable rehearsal in these circumstances by being flexible and working with the alto and soprano singers on their parts, or choosing pieces that focus more heavily on those ranges etc.
'Can we have a taster session for new members going forward to encourage more people?'
New members can pay the single session fee, which is currently £4.50, to attend one session to find out if it is for them. If they wish to continue, they must then pay for the remaining term’s sessions in advance before the next session. Regular members must pay for the entire terms sessions in advance – they cannot pay a single session fee per week. This is to encourage commitment and to ensure that the costs of all the sessions can be covered each term.
Dedicated taster sessions that run at different times or on different days, that can be structured differently for specific target audiences can be organised but that will depend upon the choir leader’s availability, and the availability of the spaces and equipment.
'What type of songs will we be singing?'
Brilliant question! The answer is whatever people want to sing (within reason.) This is the Garforth Community Choir, and I would hope that everyone’s suggestions can be included at some point during the sessions. The choir “leader” is there to help the choir sing the songs they would like to sing, not to dictate. She or he will of course have many suggestions and ideas, but ultimately the choir leader is working for you, not the other way around