Benson Choral Society
Benson Choral Society

New members are always welcome, although, like most choirs, we reserve the warmest reception for new tenors! There is no audition, but we find that most singers who join us have sung in a choir before. Some of the choir are good sight readers; many others find their way more gradually. You will need to be able to find and follow your own part in the score. Above all, enthusiasm for the type of music we sing will carry you a long way, especially if you are able to do some homework between rehearsals.

For the more challenging works we help your practice sessions by providing a rehearsal CD. If you are interested in joining the choir, and would like to know more, do contact us via the tab on the left of this page. We will respond giving the date and time of the next rehearsal and the name and contact of the relevant voice representative. It is helpful if you can tell us what part you anticipate singing. You are welcome to attend any rehearsal to see whether what we offer is right for you, but please do make yourself known to those around you, and to the voice representative for your section.

There is no charge for attending up to three ‘taster’ rehearsals, but thereafter an annual subscription is payable, rates as per the subscriptions tab to the left of this page.

We do have to bear in mind the practical constraints on the number of singers that we can fit into the space available in Dorchester Abbey.  This particular the case when we have a large orchestra as we had in the recent performance of Verdi’s Requiem.  Therefore, sometimes we have to limit the numbers in the choir for some events.  There never are any restrictions about numbers in rehearsals.

More Information

If you would like to find out more about joining the choir please call Celia Martin on 01491 872605 for an informal chat. She will be happy to answer any questions you might have.


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