Worcester Festival Choral Society (WFCS) members are friendly and enthusiastic, with a real passion for outstanding choral singing! This page provides everything you need to know if you are already a Chorus member, or if you are hoping to join.
INFORMATION FOR NEW/PROSPECTIVE CHORUS MEMBERS
New members to WFCS usually join us in September, when we begin rehearsals for our autumn term performances; or sometimes in January, when we start rehearsing for our spring concert.
Currently all our voice parts are full. However, places may arise at any time. If would like to be added to our waiting list for any voice part, please call our Membership Secretary Sally Rees on 01684 564721 or email her via our contact form.
If you are considering joining us, or you are a new member with some questions, you'll find additional information on our New Member FAQs page, or contact us for more details.
INFORMATION FOR CURRENT CHORUS MEMBERS
The remainder of this page, although possibly of interest to prospective members, contains information relevant to those currently singing with us.
Rehearsal schedule for the current season
Click HERE to see details of our current season rehearsal dates, their location and any extra events.
Director of Music's rehearsal notes
Musical Director's Rehearsal Schedule for Autumn Term 2021
Information for concert days
• Afternoon rehearsal
This rehearsal is mandatory. You will be allocated a place on the concert platform by our General Secretary, Lesley Bellerby and will find this information at the foot of the staging. Please be in your seat ready to sing by 2pm. rehearsals usually finish by 5pm.
• Choir Folders
Every Choir member must have a WFCS folder to be used during concerts. These are issued to members on receipt of a £5 deposit, which is returnable when the member returns the folder on leaving the Choir. If you are a new member then please see WFCS Librarian Jenny Brumhead to obtain your folder.
• Borrowed Music Scores
All borrowed music must be returned to our Librarian by the night of the concert. If for any reason you find that you are unable to sing in a concert then please return your music as soon as possible and at the latest at the last rehearsal before the concert. If you cannot bring it or send it via a friend to a Monday rehearsal then it can be delivered or posted to her home address; please contact
our Librarian Jenny Brumhead for details.
• Dress for Concerts
Gentlemen - Black dinner suit, white shirt, black bow tie, black shoes.
Ladies - Black dress or skirt (long enough to cover the knees when seated) or smart black trousers. Long sleeved black top with high neck, black shoes and accessories. Please refrain from wearing and sparkling jewellery that can reflect the lights.
Purchasing concert tickets
How you can support us when shopping online
Do you shop online or participate in the Worcester Community lottery? Visit our Support Us
page to see how you can support WFCS at no extra cost to yourself.
Data Protection Policy
In line with the GDPR regulations of 25 May 2018, you can find our WFCS Data Policy HERE
Rules of the Society
Twice a year (in Autumn and Spring) we produce 'The Choral Chronicle' e-newsletter for Chorus members (and supporters of the Society on request). The most recent issues are accessible below.