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 as we already have a large alto section. On arrival, ask to speak to Mary Thomson (Membership Secretary).
The new session started on Monday 19 August 2019 and it is now too late for anyone to join the choir this session. The next opportunity to do so is on Monday 13 January 2020.
DIRECTIONS: The address for rehearsals on Mondays at 7.30pm 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. As stated above, 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. Remember to bring a pencil with an eraser on the end for noting Gordon's instructions.
Our accompanist Sheila Bruce produces rehearsal CDs (for sale at a nominal charge) 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. We have a short juice break around 8.30 pm (cost 40p) and a chance to get to know other choir members. 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 £90 for the year, £25 for under 18s and full-time students. There is a reduced price of £45/£12.50 respectively 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.