We hate to turn away new talent, though from time to time our rehearsal venue gets that bit too crowded so that we have to call a halt to recruitment.
What do you need?
- An ordinary singing voice. You don’t need to be a Pavarotti or a Maria Callas to sing in a choir (their voices would stick out too much!) A voice that blends well with others is all you want.
- The ability to hold a tune.
- Monday nights free. We rehearse in St Tiernan’s Community School, Balally (about 1km south of Dundrum Town Centre) from 7:30pm to 10pm on Monday nights from September to the end of May (usually moving to Tuesday nights on bank holidays).
- €130 a year (discounts for over-65s) payable in two halves during the year.
- The desire to sing a broad variety of good music well (ranging from Bach to the Beatles, through Beethoven, Berlioz, Bernstein….).
What don’t you need?
- The ability to read music. While it is of course an advantage if you can, many of our present members don’t. In the members’ area of our website, we provide learning tracks for most of the material that we sing so that you can learn your part at home during the week and not have to spend Monday nights listening to everyone else learning their parts!
- A voice like Pavarotti or Callas (see above), or any particular vocal training. The Musical Director gives all the guidance the choir needs during rehearsals.
What to do?
If you’re interested, contact Colin Block, Musical Director, at 087 9980690 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a short audition so that he can check your voice range and ability to hold a tune. Alternatively, come along to one of the Monday night rehearsals and introduce yourself!
N.B. Whatever your SatNav says, approach St Tiernan’s through Park Vale estate (off the Sandyford Road). Approaching from the other side leaves you with a long walk across fields!