Join Us

We Welcome New Members

We have vacancies in each of the Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass voice sections.

There is no requirement for an audition.

Rehearsals are on Monday evenings, 7.15pm – 9.15pm, from the beginning of September until the end of June, excluding ‘half-term’ holidays.

If you have any questions, or would like to join us at a rehearsal, please complete and submit the ‘New Member Request’ form below.

Rehearsal Venue

Main Assembly Hall, The Island VI Form College, Orchard Street Entrance, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1JZ.

The Island VI Form College is next to Church Litten Park, behind the Lord Louis Library (see red pin marker in bottom left hand corner of map).

There is free on-site parking, accessible via the Orchard Street Entrance (see photo below).

Membership Subscription

Annual Choir Membership is £70.

Payment is due at the start of September term, or in 2 instalments: £35 in September and £35 in January.

The Treasurer accepts: cash, cheque (payable to IOW Cantata Choir), or Bank Transfer (please ask for details).

Music Provision

We aim to provide all members and ‘new starters’ with music.

Music is available to either Buy or Hire.

The Benefits of Singing

Information Document: The Health Benefits of Singing

Member Testimonials

“I had no idea what to expect when I first joined Cantata in rehearsal, having only started singing a year or so before. The effect of immersion in all-enveloping, multi-part harmony, was initially overwhelming and deeply moving. Now, some 6-7 years later, I still experience the same feeling, when things begin to fall into place, as the choir gets to grips with a work.”

Dick, Yarmouth

“I have sung works that are old and new, familiar and unknown – and each time, the learning process increases my understanding and allows me to grow to love music that I would probably have avoided, as well as that which I was keen to sing. And that’s just in rehearsals! In performance, with orchestra and pro-soloists, the challenge is substantial – but the rewards are out of all proportion.”

Pat, West Wight

“When I joined the choir, I had not sung seriously for many years, so I was very nervous and unsure if I could reach the standard needed. The welcome was great and other members gave support and encouragement. Singing in a large choir enabled me to gain confidence in my abilities and there is something very special in performing in a big choir with professional soloists.”

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