Bollington Singers rehearses at Bollington Cross C of E Primary School, Bollington SK10 5EG, on Wednesday evenings from 7pm.

The choir is conducted by Hannah Brine.

Summer term 2024 dates:

All rehearsals are from 7pm to 8.30pm

April 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22 (no rehearsal on 29 May)
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3

End of term concert on Saturday 6 July (timings and venue tbc)

Cost

The cost for each term is £90 (15 hours of rehearsals plus music and end-of-term performance).

Who is the choir for?

Bollington Singers is a mixed voice choir (sopranos, altos, tenors and basses) for adults aged 18+. You don’t need to have singing experience, but if you can read music then you’ll find that helpful and we’ll be encouraging everyone to learn/follow the music. We will use sheet music for many pieces, and occasionally learn pieces by ear. Find out more about our lower voices (tenors and basses) here!

What music will we be singing?

I aim to offer a really rich variety of music, from folk songs to classical, to pop, to jazz and everything else. As a conductor I am reactive to the size, abilities and tastes of the group — each choir should have its own personality which is a combination of yours and mine.

What practice will I need to do in between rehearsals?

You will need to put in a little bit of time (an hour a week, spread over 7 days, so less than 10 minutes a day) to memorise words etc. There is usually a little bit of homework to revise a couple of songs to ensure we are making progress at each rehearsal. 

I’ve never sung before, can I join?

Everyone aged 18+ is welcome. There are no auditions and you don’t need to have any previous singing experience. You’ll find that you pick things up as you go along and develop skills naturally. If you’re not used to singing regularly you’ll see an improvement in your voice after your first month or so. We always spend 15 minutes at the start having a good vocal warm up which may also include things like a bit of sight-reading practice, vocal techniques and ear training. If you are an experienced singer – great – I’ll be sure to throw some more challenging things your way and be really encouraging you to sing with good technique!