We are a friendly auditioned choir, of varying ages, with almost 40 years experience of choral singing in Bristol. The choir's repertoire embraces music from different centuries, from renaissance to brand new commissions. We perform with professional soloists and orchestras. We also have opportunities to work with vocal coaches from WNO and singers and composers from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
In normal times, rehearsals are held on Mondays (7.30pm to 9.30pm) during school term-time at Redland Park United Reformed Church, Whiteladies Road. The last two Monday rehearsals before a concert are slightly longer with the penultimate rehearsal finishing at 9.45pm and the final rehearsal finishing at 10.00pm.
DUE TO COVID19 ALL REHEARSALS ARE CURRENTLY BEING HELD VIA ZOOM UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO RETURN TO IN PERSON REHEARSALS.
Music is generally hired by the choir but you may sometimes be asked to purchase music (this generally happens once a year). Music folders will be provided for use at concerts.
The annual subscription is £150.00 payable in September. During this difficult time, we are asking anyone who would like to be considered a member of the choir for the 2020/2021 season to pay just £10 to register their interest, with pro-rata subscriptions due once face to face rehearsals resume.
Venues and dates for concerts will be announced as they are arranged. Normally there will be one concert at Christmas, one in Spring and one in early Summer. However, we are sometimes invited to sing in additional concerts. The choir usually rehearses once at the concert venue before a concert, either on the Saturday before or in the afternoon before the concert.
Women: wear a pair of full-length black trousers or skirt/dress, black tights/socks, long sleeved high neck black top (or dress) and smart black shoes.
Men: wear Evening Dress (black tie) with pocket handkerchief. For our summer concert, black shirts are normally worn (no jackets).
Bristol Cabot Choir is a registered charity, No. 1162680. The choir Constitiution and Rules and Regulations are available to download here:
Bristol Cabot Choir Constitution
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Bristol Cabot Choir Rules and Regulations
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Bristol Cabot Choir Policies and Other Charity Related Documentation
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Click the following link to see public documentation filed by the Choir with the Charity Commission: Charity Commission: Bristol Cabot Choir
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