Singer Info

    All singers who sang in DFC's 2018 concert have an automatic right to a place in 2019. Thereafter, singers will be invited according to the number of places available in the various voice parts.  Realistically, there are likely to be very few soprano or alto places available. If you are an experienced tenor or bass and would like to sing with us, please get in touch via the Contact Info page. 

    The choral fee (to include music, all rehearsals, pre-concert run through and concert) is £20. Payment, by cheque or bank transfer, should be made at the time of booking. 

    Unless agreed in advance (or in the event of illness), all singers will be expected to attend all rehearsals.

    Concert dress is black tie for men, and black dress or smart black trousers/long skirt and black top for women. Coloured bow ties (men) and necklaces (women) will be provided. You will also need a black music folder.

    Although this is a non-audition choir, it is important to be aware that some of the music is quite challenging. With limited rehearsal time, it is essential that everyone accepts responsibility for learning their music thoroughly. To help you, links to voice part practice lines and concert performances of the works in the programme are available on the
    Music Info page of this website. 

    Additional help:
    Practice lines and concert performances are great but sometimes there are tricky passages that need to be listened to carefully and practised slowly. Help is at hand, in the form of the unpromisingly-named vanBasco Karaoke Player. The first 30 seconds of this link will show you what this useful bit of software can do:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf1JA6vjt6UYou can slow the music down as much or as little as you like, and it keeps the correct pitch. Once downloaded and installed on your computer, it will work with any midi files, including the individual voice part practice lines on the Music Info page.

    The vanBasco Karaoke Player can be downloaded from here: http://www.vanbasco.com/karaokeplayer/

    Further guidance about downloading, installing and using the software can be found here: vanBasco Karaoke Player.pdf