BE PART OF THE CHOIR
Lloyd's Choir has some 75 members, of which about 60 are regular, active members.
If you are a singer – or used to be – come along to a rehearsal and try us out. We are actively recruiting for all parts, but particularly Altos, Tenors and Basses.
With members drawn largely, though not exclusively, from the financial, insurance and banking communities within the City, we rehearse on Monday lunchtimes from 1.05 pm to 2.15 pm with a hybrid location of St Katharine Cree church, Leadenhall Street, EC3 and Zoom, with extra rehearsals usually being arranged immediately before a concert. With such a short rehearsal period our rehearsals are focused and concentrated, working through a wide range of music in a fairly short period of time. Good sight reading skills are therefore welcomed, although new members with rusty sight reading ability will be given help and encouragement to develop such skills as necessary.
Our subscription rate is £240 pa or £80 per term (of which there are four a year), and concessionary rates are available (usually £180 pa, £60 per term for concessions, but can be reduced further or waived to prevent cost being a barrier to someone being able to sing with us). This fee covers virtually all our music together with the professional fees for our music director and accompanist. It also includes access to the John Fletcher rehearsal files website (https://johnfletchermusic.org/ - a fantastic resource!) .
We do not hold formal auditions but offer new members a trial period during which they may be asked to complete some simple vocal exercises.
We also take every opportunity to socialise together on a regular basis outside rehearsals!
Would you like to join us? Please get in touch!