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Come and join us...

If you're looking for four-part (SATB) choral singing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere then you should give us a try - you will be very welcome.

Singing is good for you in all sorts of ways, promoting physical and mental health - and it's also very good fun, too!

We take our singing seriously, but we also like to enjoy ourselves. Our rehearsals, which take place on Monday evenings in St James' Church, Wetherby, are friendly and informal. Our normal rehearsal time is 7.30 - 9.30pm, with a break for refreshments and the raffle.


We are a community choir, so everyone is welcome to come along and see how they get on. We don't require auditions, voice or sight-reading tests. You don't even need to be able to read music to enjoy singing with us (although it helps, and you'll soon learn).

Church Centre

St James' Church, on the left,
where we rehearse.

Our Music Director is John Dunford, of whom David Denton said in the Yorkshire Post, "Dunford has that type of character that persuades people to do things they never dreamed possible and to perform as if their lives depended upon it."

Do come along to a Monday evening rehearsal at the St James' Church, Church Street, Wetherby and share the joy of singing. Or, if you prefer, simply contact our Membership Secretary, for further information. We'll arrange for someone to meet you and introduce you to those you will be singing with. We usually have a couple of spare copies of the music score for prospective members.

Why not come along for a rehearsal or two, to see if you like it, before joining us? We are sure you will want to join us!

People around table

Although we focus on singing, we also enjoy socialising occasionally, such as at our Summer Social in June.

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What will it cost?

Rather than pitch the annual subscription at a level that some members might be uncomfortable with, the Committee have for some time fixed it at a minimum level, leaving members to pay a little more if they can.

Old choir

We were founded in 1974

The subscription for 2023-24 is £155. . As mentioned above, if you feel able to do so, you are encouraged to add to this when paying your subscription. If you are a tax payer, you are also encouraged to use Gift Aid, which enables the Society to claim back 25% on your subscription, at no extra cost to you.

Please contact the Treasurer (in confidence) if this is more than you can manage, or if you are thinking of joining us for only part of the season. Full-time students are welcome without having to pay any subscription.

The subscription includes the hire of all music scores (apart from Handel's Messiah, as most members already have their own copy.

For more information about all aspects of being a member of the Society, please go to our Members page.


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