Currently we have just a few vacancies left for Basses and Younger members
What’s KnAC all about?
We are a really friendly and fun choir, we maintain high standards under the expert leadership of our Musical Director Craig Lees.
Do I need to be an experienced singer?
We’re interested in your potential and our rehearsals are designed to develop our singers musically and vocally. Our members range from people who haven’t sung since school days through to music graduates and those who’ve sung in choirs all their lives.
Do I need to be able to read music?
Some familiarity with reading music is very useful. Some of our members are able to learn pieces entirely by ear, some will be able to sight-read anything! When we perform we do so without any scores.
I’ve sung in lots of choirs… won’t all this note learning be a bit boring?
Our rehearsals are engaging and fast-paced, with lots of emphasis on creating an excellent sound and bringing the music to life. Our acclaimed and expert musical team are young, exciting, inspiring and great fun – it’s definitely not just note-bashing! Our members absolutely love and live for their Thursday evenings.
I’m really busy, do members have to be at all rehearsals to perform in the concerts?
Members are asked to ensure they attend as many rehearsals as possible, as being in a choir does require commitment, so that we can ensure the high standards of performance that Knot Another Choir are known for.
How can I find out if it’s for me?
We hold two free taster sessions at the start of the January and September terms
What is the age limit?
Anybody over 18 can join us we are always keen to welcome young members as such we are happy to offer free places for 18-25 year olds. Our current membership ranges from 20’s through to our retired members.
How much does it cost?
The cost is £20 per month payable by monthly Direct Debit.
What are the Payment methods?
You can pay for your membership by monthly direct debit.
What do the fees cover?
The fee covers the costs of paying a professional Choir Leader and accompanist; hiring the venues; putting on performances; maintenance of our website; 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 (NYCC school term only) at Trinity Church Hall, Gracious Street/off Briggate, Knaresborough
How big is the choir
We currently have over 100 members.
How many rehearsals are there in a term?
There are three terms in the year – Spring, Summer and Autumn with the dates generally following North Yorkshire County Councils school terms. There are normally 13-14 practices per term
Will I have to perform in front of others?
We perform several concerts a year but there won’t be any pressure to take part until you feel confident with our repertoire.
Do I have to pay to be part of the performances/events?
There is normally 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.
What happens if I cannot come to a rehearsal
We hope you will make a regular commitment to Knot Another Choir as being part of a choir is a team effort. However, we know that being absent occasionally can’t be avoided! You can catch up with what we have done at practice, as we video all our practices, These are not a substitute for regular attendance. We also produce downloads of the different songs on the members section of our website to help you practise at home so please do make full use of our excellent resources.
How to contact us
For further details please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org