Thank you for your interest in Battersea Choral Society. If you are thinking of joining the choir, please send us an email in the first instance. It can then be arranged for you to come along and take part in a full rehearsal, meet the members and get an idea of the musical standard expected.
Whilst we don't hold auditions, experience of choral singing is desirable. Singers are expected to be able to read music (not necessarily sight read). We are an ambitious choir and aspire to sing a wide spectrum of well-known and lesser-known works. We, therefore, expect a degree of commitment from every singer to the joint enterprise of producing a great sound. This means being prepared to learn the text and notes in our own time and to attend the majority of our Tuesday evening rehearsals. Members are also encouraged to attend two all-day workshops per year (on Saturdays) and occasional extra sectionals hosted by the section leaders. These sectionals are sociable occasions, usually in the evening and a chance to improve our singing over a light supper and a glass of wine.