If you’re interested in becoming part of a vibrant, diverse LGBT community, why not join us? We rehearse every Tuesday evening in Bristol City Centre, from 7.30pm to 9.30 pm.
As a community group, we don't audition – anyone is able to join, regardless of experience or ability, and we use a variety of methods to learn new material: you don't have to be able to read music! We have a wide repertoire, singing pieces from a multitude of genres, and we welcome submissions from the membership.
We also meet socially – the choir provides a social network for those who want an alternative to the bar scene, and people quickly form friendships that extend beyond the rehearsal space. We have a Social Team who organise events, but there are also lots of smaller events organised within the membership.
As a potential new member, you’ll attend a New Members Evening, organised by the Membership Team and held every four months. The evening is divided into four segments: initially, all of the potential New Members meet the Management Committee in our rehearsal venue before the rest of the choir arrives, giving you the opportunity to learn about the structure of the choir, ask any questions, and meet your Section Representatives in a smaller group. Next, the whole choir will perform a few songs from our recent repertoire, to show you what we do together – in short, we audition for you! Then we have a break for tea and cake, giving you the chance to meet and mingle. Finally, we’ll spend a little time warming up and then learn something new together, to give you a taste of how we rehearse as a group.
Most community groups and choirs charge a weekly subscription fee. At Sing Out Bristol we give New Members two free rehearsals to make sure they would like to join and then after that the subscription fees are: £4 per week or £16 per month. If you are on a low income they are £2 per week or £8 per month (or somewhere between £8 and £16 per month). If you pay per month the fees cover 3 or 4 weekend workshops throughout the year. If you pay per week then we do have to charge a small amount for the workshops to cover our costs. Payment by monthly standing order is preferred but cash is also accepted.