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.
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).
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).
We aim to provide all members and ‘new starters’ with music.
Music is available to either Buy or Hire.
“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.”