Equally welcoming men of great singing heritage and none
2022 - Open Rehearsals and Singing Membership...
2022 OPEN REHEARSALS: We welcome menof great singing heritage and none equally, and without audition. So whether you are an accomplished singer or an established choir member elsewhere, whether you warble in social situations, whistle a happy tune, or just sing in the bath, or whether you are new to singing with others or in public, we are the Choir for you! So come along to one of our Concerts to see if you like what you hear and visit us at one of our free 'no obligation' Open Rehearsals!
Open Rehearsals for 2022 are on the following Thursday evenings:
JANUARY: No open rehearsals
MAY: 5th (and 12th, by arrangement)
SEPTEMBER: 1st (8th by arrangement)
Just meet us for 7.30pm at our rehearsal base: Mile Cross Methodist Church, 341 Aylsham Road, Norwich NR3 2RU (next to Lloyds Bank near The Boundary pub). There is plenty of car parking around the Church and behind the bank next door - see the map at the foot of this page (Our rehearsal room is at the rear of the main Church building, but we are currently rehearsing in the Church itself). Enjoy a singing taster experience 'on us' without obligation as our band of singing men start the important work of rehearsing for our next Singing Season! It's a fabulous chance if you are unsure about public singing to see if you like it and have a 'behind the scenes' look at how a male voice choir works, but we hope that you will like it and you will want to come back and join our singing membership! We're always happy to 'buddy you up' with one of our more experienced members so you can find your feet with us. You will be most welcome and you might even discover your fascinating new hobby! CHOIR MEMBERSHIP: There are no auditions for choir membership and you don’t need to be able to read music. We just ask that you are a man of any generation interested in choral 4-part harmony singing with others, you can regularly meet with us for our Thursday evening rehearsals in Norwich, and that you will practice learning our repertoire outside of choir rehearsal sessions. Music is supplied on loan to our Singing Members and aural practice parts are available for all our pieces. (We may also arrange some additional evening practices near major concerts) Membership involves a regular monthly subscription, a desire to participate in our concerts (generally on Saturday evenings in/around Norwich and Norfolk, but sometimes further afield!), a commitment to practice and learn our songs, and bags of enthusiasm! Members rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.45pm at Mile Cross Methodist Church. NEXT STEPS: If you are still unsure, remember that you can try your hand at male choral singing and see how we do things. Our Open Rehearsals have Non-Members particularly in mind and are being held on the dates shown above. Just drop in to our rehearsal base at the Church for 7.30pm! No Charge - No Audition - No Obligation
But you don't actually need to wait until then if you are THAT keen (or, indeed, that good!) especially if you have recent established membership of a choir, so know the ropes already. Just click HERE to contact our Musical Director, Sarah Grimes.
The black plectrum on the map points to our Rehearsal Base at Mile Cross Methodist Church 341 Aylsham Road Norwich NR3 2RU. There's plenty of car parking around the Church and in the Bank's Car Park next door!
Our finely tuned Cohort being put through its rehearsal paces by Musical Director Sarah Grimes (Choir Accompanist Jason Lambert is at the piano out of picture).
We currently rehearse in the Church itself as a post-Covid precaution because of the extra space available.
The Norwich Phoenix Male Voice Choir, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom