[Opportunity] The Wren Choir
rehearsals and performances almost exclusively during the University
Vacations, thus is suitable for those who have a link with the University
but are now postgraduates or employed full-time in Cambridge or the
surrounding area. It is particularly suitable for those post-grads who
either have a Term-time choir, or heavy teaching commitments during Term
which mean they miss out on choir membership entirely. Membership is open
to anyone who has a past or present link with the University who is an
experienced singer, for example, has been a member of a chapel choir for a
couple of years.
The commitment is low as members sign up to do a particular performance
and the associated rehearsals if they are available. We generally have
one or two ad hoc gigs during the Christmas Vac, one during the Easter
Vac, and one each end of the Long Vac. People are not blacklisted if they
have a couple of busy vacations and can’t join in for a while. Rehearsals
and many performances take place in Pembroke’s “Wren” Chapel, and are
always in the evening if on a weekday, normally at 6pm after the working
day or are at the weekend. The Wrens are social choir, and rehearsals are
generally followed by the chance to go to a pub with other choir members.
Our current plans for the Christmas Vac are:
A carol concert at All Saint, St Ives on the afternoon of Saturday 14th
A visit to Great Chishill Parish Church to sing a service of nine lessons
and carols on the afternoon of Sunday 15th December
our annual Epiphany service at All Saints in Milton on the afternoon of
Sunday 5th January
All of these will be based on a couple of hours rehearsal on the day of
the event so there is no weekday commitment, and you don’t have to do all
of them to do one of them.
If you are interested in joining the mailing list, please email Heather
Coleman on firstname.lastname@example.org with your voice type and a brief summary
of your prior singing experience.