If you would like to join the Inverness Choral Society, please read this page:
New members are advised to join at the beginning of a session (i.e. August or January).
We especially welcome sopranos, tenors (male or female) and basses. On arrival, ask to speak to Mary Thomson (Membership Secretary).
Rehearsals take place on MONDAYS at 7.30 pm. Our spring session started on Monday 8th January 2018 and it's now too late to join us. The next opportunity to sing with us, however, is our 'Messiah from Scratch' (Sat 24th March) - see the Events page and, following that, to come along to the start of our Autumn session in August 2018.
DIRECTIONS: The address for rehearsals is
Smithton-Culloden Free Church
Smithton is situated to the east of Inverness, off the A96 Nairn (Aberdeen) road. Leaving Inverness, turn right at the second roundabout and continue up Barn Church Road. Turn right into Tower Road (at second traffic light junction). Continue through a set of lights (pedestrian). Half way up the hill turn right into Murray Road, and Smithton Free Church is first on the left. There is plenty of parking. You might be wise to check the location on Google Map so that you know the way. There are of course other routes which may be better for you.
Would you like to sing with us?
New members are always welcome. The best time to join is at the beginning of one of the Sessions, i.e. in August or in January. There are no auditions as such - just a short voice test to make sure you are singing the correct part for your voice. If it has been a while since you last did any singing, don't worry, most people 'find their voices' again after a few rehearsals.
Our accompanist Sheila Bruce produces rehearsal CDs to help you learn and practise your part at home between rehearsals. You do not need to be expert at reading music, but it is necessary to at least be able to follow it and take note of the conductor's instructions during the rehearsal.
REHEARSALS are held on Monday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. in Smithton-Culloden Free Church, Murray Road, Inverness. You are expected to attend every rehearsal - if you miss more than three, you will not be able to sing in the concert.
Membership subscription is currently £75 for the year. There is a reduced price of £37.50 for new members who join in January, i.e. half way through the year. Once you have joined however, you are not permitted to subsequently pay for only half the year!
Music may be purchased or hired.
Please contact us if there is anything you would like to ask, and see the Members' Page for more information.