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Rehearsals for our own promotions are every Friday evening in the South Wing of Fortismere School, Tetherdown, Muswell Hill, London N10 1NE. They last from 7.30 to 10 p.m. with a short break for tea and coffee. On the Friday evening preceding a concert, the rehearsal usually starts at 7 p.m. We also have a dress rehearsal on the day of the concert. We have breaks for the academic holidays at Christmas, Easter and during the summer.
We usually promote four or five of our own concerts each year. Members are expected to sing in most of these – you can of course do all of them if you wish! We ask you not to miss more than two rehearsals for any one concert. You can see our upcoming concerts on the concert calendar page.
In addition, we are often approached to perform for other promoters, and we encourage our members to take part in as many of these as they can, subject to invitation by the musical director if a smaller group is required. These may be recordings, for example our work on the soundtrack for Doctor Who, or concerts such as the BBC Proms. Rehearsals for these engagements are usually in addition to our regular Friday night rehearsals.
All members pay an annual subscription, which can be paid in instalments, and we have special rates for full-time students, the unwaged and OAPs. The money is used to fund our concerts and is a major part of the income necessary to book fantastic venues such as the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall.