Q&A

 

I like the idea but I’ve been told I can’t sing. You won’t want people like me, will you?

 Yes we do want people like you, everybody can sing, we’re all different but we can make a good sound together and have some fun singing!

 

Who can join?

Knot Another Choir is an inclusive community choir so anyone can join.

 

Would I have to pass an audition?

No!

 

Do I need to be able to read music?

No! The songs are taught by ear, so you don’t need to be able to read music, but if you prefer to have music it is available.

 

How can I find out if it’s for me?

Come along and give us a try, your first two sessions are absolutely free.

 

What is the age limit?

Our membership ranges from 18 through to 92. We allow 14-18 year olds to join if they are accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian. That parent or guardian would also have to accompany the child to any performances they take part in.

How much does it cost?

The cost is £20 per term and £5 per attended session so if you attended all the sessions in one year (36) the total would be £240 per year.

What are the Payment methods?

You can pay for your membership/session fees either by cash/card or BACS.

What do the fees cover?

The rehearsal fees covers the costs of paying a professional Choir Leader; hiring the venues; recording of backing tracks; maintenance of our website; business taxes and other administrative costs and general expenses incurred in the day to day running of the charity.

Where and when do you meet?

We meet at 19.30 on Thursday evenings (school term only) in the Dales room at COGS, Centre on Gracious Street, Knaresborough

How big is the choir

We currently have 40 members with a weekly attendance of approximately 28

How many rehearsals are there in a term?

There are three terms during the year – Spring, Summer and Autumn. Each term is a minimum of ten weeks and the dates follow North Yorkshire County Councils school terms

Will I have to perform in front of others?

That’s for you as to decide. We perform several concerts a year but there won’t be any pressure to join in if you preferred not to……. after all we’re doing it for fun and for many, once you’ve got the hang of it, performing in front of others really is fun!!

 

Do I have to pay to be part of the performances/events?

There is usually no cost to take part in a performance however, you will have to pay for your own transport when necessary.

Do you have facilities and access for Disabled Members?

We try to ensure that our choir rehearsals are held in venues that have disabled access and facilities on site.