Our regular weekly practices take place on Thursday nights from 7.30 to 9.30pm at the church of St
George & St John on Domain Rd in Whakatane.
If you enjoy singing but aren't sure whether the choir's your thing, please feel free to come along to any of our rehearsals and see how you like it. We're a laid-back, friendly bunch and
are always keen to welcome new members.
And don't worry if you don't read music... many of our existing members don't read music, but there are plenty who do who can help you learn your way around. All you need is a love of singing.
There is no minimum or maximum age, and it's never too late to join us! Don't hide your love of singing by only performing in
I like listening to choral music but am not musical. Can I still join or support the choir?
Yes! There are two types of membership:
Performing Membership is for those who wish to sing in the Edgecumbe Choir. An ability to read music is desirable but not essential. Prospective members initially attend choir practices on a probationary basis before deciding whether to join the choir. You must be a Performing Member of the choir before you can sing in choir concerts.
Subscribing Membership is for those who would like to support the Edgecumbe Choir, but do not wish to sing in the current year. As well as receiving generous discounts on ticket prices, Subscribing Members get newsletters and invitations to the choir’s social functions.
Are there any age limits?
Not at all – we welcome enthusiastic music lovers of all ages! Three generations from one family were represented in our Christmas concert in 2010! We are particularly keen to attract younger members: we offer a youth rate subscription for both Performing and Subscribing Members under 26.
How do I join, and how much does it cost?
To discuss what membership involves and cost, or to obtain a membership application form, you can email us. If you prefer to speak with a human being, please phone Pam Greenhalgh (07 308 9994).
What will we wear in our performances?
Our current uniforms were introduced during our golden jubilee year. Women wear royal blue fitted blouses with black skirts and men wear royal blue shirts with black trousers.
Jill Roche (308 8155) is our uniform co-ordinator and has some pre-owned skirts and tops. When required, women’s uniforms may be bought or sold.
For some concerts we wear various coloured tops with black as skirts or trousers.