An opportunity for you to support superb live classical music at its best. In recent years we have been very grateful for the support given to us by regular concert goers who have appreciated our high standards of performance. Their attendance has played an invaluable part in creating the right atmosphere and encouraging our endeavours. The advantages of becoming a friend are:
- To have priority booking for concerts and receive free concert programmes
- To have your name in the concert programme- demonstrating to other people your support for our success
- The opportunity to come and support specified rehearsals
- To attend the AGM as a non-voting member
- To attend social functions
- The opportunity to influence programme choice and give feedback on performance.
To become a friend we ask for a minimum contribution of £10 per annum (which in the long term could be covenanted and gift aided). If you would like to join or become a Friend of the Choir please contact: Judith Goodhind: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01983 730201
I had no idea what to expect when I first joined the 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 six or seven years later, I still experience the same feeling when things begin to fall into place as the choir gets to grips with a work.
I have sung works old and new, familiar and unknown and in every case learning to sing a piece increases my understanding and allows me to grow to love music I would probably have avoided, as well as works I was keen to learn. And that’s just rehearsals! In performance, with orchestra and professional soloists, the challenge is substantial, but the rewards out of all proportion.
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 colleagues 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.