Is there a probationary period for new choristers?
Yes. Probation lasts for 6 months, during which time there will be plenty of help on hand in learning the repertoire. The aim of the probationary period is to give you time to settle in and learn the routine and also to show your commitment to the Choir through regular attendance etc. Towards the end of your probation you may ask the MD for a staging test, to check whether you are ready for staging and then the fun really begins.
A new chorister will not become a full member until he has served 6 months probation, and provided that
- He has passed a vocal test to stage
- The Musical Director is satisfied with his progress
- That his attendance and conduct have been satisfactory
- Approval has been authorised by the Management Committee
- On confirmation of becoming a Full member, the Choir's annual subscription must be paid