Join the Micklegate Singers

Although we are not a large choir, we are always interested in hearing from people who would like to join us. At the moment, we are particularly looking for second sopranos, but please do get in touch no matter what voice you are.

Meeting us and auditioning

We are a friendly choir, based in York. We have regular choir socials and there are usually some of our members in a pub after each rehearsal.

If you want to join us, we invite you to come and sit in on one of our rehearsals on a Thursday evening. You’ll be able to meet us and sing with us. If you’re still interested, we’ll then arrange for you to audition after the next rehearsal. During your audition, you will need to perform a short piece of your own choice, along with a sight-reading test and a basic aural test. No more than three people will be present at this audition: this is a relaxed test and not something to be afraid of!

We rehearse at St. Lawrence’s Church Hall on Lawrence Street in York.

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Commitment

In order to sing with us, you will need to be able to read music and have a voice that can enhance a small choir and blend well. We perform new repertoire with every concert so good sight-singing skills and a commitment to learning new music are essential.

We perform three concerts a year with approximately 12 rehearsals for each. These are on Thursday evenings in York during school term time. You will need to be able to commit to attending our rehearsals; we ask that members miss no more than a couple per term. Our repertoire is often challenging—and so all the more rewarding to perform—which means that you will need to be able to spend some of your own time learning and practising the music outside of rehearsals. As well as our regular concerts, we also put on a less formal Christmas carol concert in aid of a local charity, and occasionally sing at other events such as weddings.

Membership of the choir costs £150 per annum. This covers the hire of the rehearsal venue and the hire or purchase of music. We offer a 50% discount to full-time students.

Get in touch

If you’re interested in joining us, please contact our secretary and tell us a little bit about yourself.

We’d love to hear from you!