Joining Southern Voices

All eyes on the conductorSouthern Voices has around 40 members. Although all of us are amateurs and many have challenging day jobs, singing is very much part of our lives and most of us sing in other choirs as well. We are always keen to hear from potential new members who are strong sight-readers.

Currently, we have vacancies for tenors and bases. If you are interested in joining Southern Voices, please drop us a line and our Secretary will contact you to arrange an audition or place your name on a waiting list.

New members are selected by the musical director, after an audition at a mutually convenient time. It is helpful if you can prepare a song to your own taste, or even a well-known hymn, with which you can best demonstrate your voice's pitch, timbre and range. You will undoubtedly also be given a sight-reading test.  Auditions often take place at the end of a rehearsal, in which case the auditionee(s) will be invited to join in the rehearsal

Our concerts, typically four each year, typically include a Christmas concert in the Chapel of St Cross and a Passiontide concert in another local church, such as St Paul's in Winchester or St John's in Alresford.  We usually rehearse on Monday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in St Paul's Church (close to Winchester railway station). We also have occasional Saturday afternoon rehearsals, a maximum of one per concert. We do not normally rehearse during school holidays or at half term.

Each individual voice counts, so full commitment to attendance at rehearsals is of the utmost importance.

Southern Voices is self-governing and has an active committee.

Annual subscriptions are currently set at £180, which can be paid in three instalments by DIrect Debit.