Members pay £126 per year. This fee includes about 30/35 rehearsal sessions and performances. Members pay for the hire of music, at cost, and very occasionally are asked to buy their own music if for some reason hiring of a particular piece is very difficult.
The choir was traditionally been based at Thorp Academy in Ryton and has sung there regularly.
Concerts have been held in Whickham, Prudhoe and Corbridge recently. The choir has also used the King’s Hall, Newcastle University on several occasions.
In recent past (2013, 2015, 2017) the society has collaborated with Bishopwearmouth Choral Society to sing in a joint concert at Sage Gateshead, Hall One.
Venues and the timing of concerts are always under review.
Our repertoire is largely classical – both sacred and secular. We also sing contemporary music – often specially arranged by our Musical Director. You can see the wide variety of music we have sung by going to the history page of this site.
In the 2006 we sang ‘The Leap of the Heart’ – a song cycle commissioned by the Society from the composer Felicity Laurence.
Our concert on 12th December 2009 included a world premiere – ‘The Prelude’ by Michael J. Smith.