UPDATE – We have stopped our rehearsals for the time being as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this point we do not know when rehearsals will resume. However should you be interested in joining us as and when this happens please do contact us (especially tenors!) so that we can keep a list and get in touch when we can.
Do you love music, have a great singing voice and sight-reading skills? Then Excelsis wants you!
We welcome enquiries from all who would like to sing with us. However, please be aware that we currently have no specific vacancies (although tenors are always welcome to enquire!) and a waiting list in the soprano line! Do keep an eye out on this page for news of any vacancies and our Come and Sing Events.
When it comes to it you will be invited to come to a rehearsal and then an audition will be arranged with our Director of Music. Auditions usually last 15 minutes and include singing your own chosen piece of music, a sequence of scales, a melody line of a well-known hymn (unaccompanied) and sight-reading a simple melody.
Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays in the Music School at King Edward’s School, Witley, beginning promptly at 7.45 pm and ending at 9.45pm, with a short break. Additional rehearsals, including orchestra rehearsals, will be required prior to a concert.
The choir’s schedule fits in with school terms, with breaks during half term and holidays. We typically do not perform during the height of the summer. All members pay an annual membership fee.
If you are interested in joining Excelsis or have any questions about the choir, please contact Sarah Evans, our Membership Secretary.
In the meantime do come along to one of our concerts and introduce yourself!