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The choir

Remembrance 2018
Rehearsal
Watford Colosseum

For the choir, there are no formal auditions but once you have tried us out you will be asked to take a simple voice test prior to joining and paying a subscription. Our Conductor will give you advice about the level of musical ability expected and may recommend that you take singing lessons or change to another voice part. For more details on joining the choir, please contact our Secretary for New Members new-members@watfordphilharmonic.co.uk or come and try us out at our next Open Rehearsal on Monday 16th September 2019 at 7.30 pm in the Hall at the Watford Grammar School for Girls, WD18 0AE. For a pdf of the site plan, please click HERE. The annual subscription has been set at £195.00 for the current season (Under 30 = £99.00).Currently this includes participating in four concerts; attendance at all regular rehearsals throughout the season; all hire of music and performance costs; a weekly information sheet and regular email postings about our activities. It does notinclude copies of the printed concert programme (currently at £3.00 per issue) or participation in our occasional Saturday Workshops (usually about £10.00 per head). Subscriptions can be paid in a single transaction which, if paid by 31stAugust, attracts a discount. Alternatively, you can pay in 3 equal instalments spread across the year. If you decide to join us, you will need to complete an application form to hand in at a rehearsal.

Click HERE for the application forms, rehearsal schedules and useful information about becoming a member of the choir.


The Orchestra

Watford Colosseum Performance
Conductor Michael Cayton

To join the orchestra, you will need a qualification up to Grade 8 or its equivalent. For more about joining, please contact Keith Champion at keithc@watfordphilharmonic.co.uk. The basic annual subscription has been set at £80 for the current season (under 30 = £40). Subscriptions can be paid in a single transaction which, if paid by 31stAugust, attracts a discount. Alternatively, you can pay in 3 equal instalments spread across the year. In addition to scheduled rehearsals, we run occasional Sunday Workshops, open to members and non-members alike. These attract an attendance fee of £5.00   and are led by our conductor, Michael Cayton. Currently, participants are working through the complete symphonies of Schubert. For details of the next orchestral Workshop, please see the News section on the Home page.

Click HERE for the rehearsal schedules and useful information about becoming a member of the orchestra.