Join our choir

New members are warmly welcomed to the choir and we encourage anyone with an interest in choral singing to get in touch. While choral experience is valuable, a love of singing and a desire to learn is more important. We do not audition new members – you will be introduced to a Part Representative who can help you find the right voice and place in the choir.

Rehearsals

Where: Crossways Community Baptist Church, Junction Road, Dorking, RH4 3HB (opposite the vehicle entrance to Waitrose car park)

When: Wednesday evenings, all year, except for July and August.

What time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm (with a refreshment break of coffee, tea and biscuits for a small donation), after which we enjoy a drink and a catch up at a local pub.

Subscriptions

Singing members pay an annual subscription which covers three terms of singing, four concerts, a professional conductor and musicians and, from September – June, a central Dorking rehearsal location.

Annual subscription: 2021/22 – £184

Members under 25yrs: FREE

Annual subscriptions are set by our Committee, with a generous discount for early payment.

There is a small additional charge for our Spring concert which is part of the Leith Hill Music Festival.

How to join

We are a friendly, sociable group who thoroughly enjoy our singing and strive for the highest standards. New members are always very welcome.

Call our membership secretary, Lyn


Why not try before you join?

Come along for a couple of free taster sessions to see for yourself what we do.

We meet at Crossways Community Baptist Church, Junction Road, Dorking, RH4 3HB, (opposite the vehicle entrance to Waitrose car park) on Wednesday evenings 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Get in touch and we’ll hopefully see you soon.

Benefits of joining

Music is good for the mind, body and soul! Singing is a great way to combat stress, boost confidence, lift your spirits and meet new people.

As a member of Dorking Choral Society, you will:

Share your love of singing with a sociable group of individuals of different ages and backgrounds
Learn and perfect wonderful (and challenging) skills under expert guidance
Enjoy being part of a team, supporting and bringing out the best in each other
Experience the excitement and joy of performing a varied repertoire in a variety of settings
Be invited to social events

Be our friend

A ‘Friend of Dorking Choral Society’ is someone who shares the Society’s aims of promoting the love and performance of music and is willing to pay a subscription of not less than £25.00 a year.

Your support helps us to be accompanied by the best orchestral players and to enjoy the voices of wonderful professional soloists. In return you will receive a free concert programme in which your name will be recorded, a free interval drink, an opportunity to reserve a seat and a cushion on which to sit.

To become a ‘Friends of Dorking Choral Society’ please contact Ann Watney

Email: ann.watney@btinternet.com

or

Call: 01306 889115

 

 

Make a Donation

All support for our choir is very welcome and with your donations, we can continue to bring the joy of music and song to the local community for many years to come.

What do you enjoy about singing with DCS?

It is a very friendly choir and everyone is made to feel welcome. We sing to a high standard and there are lots of activities outside of singing to enjoy.

Jan

I enjoy the experience of coming together to sing as a group with other like mined enthusiastic amateurs.

Juliet

Singing a variety of music works, in a friendly, supportive group. Always lots of ways to learn and keep brain active.

Hilary

This is hugely rewarding. I enjoy the whole experience of learning with gifted conductors and accompanists and singing with so many equally gifted singers, all of whom I regard as friends who always support and encourage one another.

David

Everything! Great music, good sound, friends who enjoy choral singing and lots of different experiences.

Ann-Christine
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