Information for members

New members
We welcome new members, especially tenors and young singers. There are no auditions. Young people can join us for no fee if they are full-time students or under 18 years old.
If you enjoy singing come and join in a rehearsal to see how you like it.
You can find Rehearsal dates and times on the Diary page.

We ask all members to check their registration details each year to allow us to keep our records up-to-date. Please ensure that you let us have your current email address which will enable us to correspond with you quickly and to save printing costs.

The current annual subscription is £100, payable at the first or second rehearsal to the Subscription Secretary. People under the age of 18 and full-time students can join free of charge. Members who may experience difficulty in paying the subscription are invited to approach the Treasurer in confidence.
When paying your subscription  please make sure that your details are accurately represented on the registration form. If you pay income tax and have not yet signed the Gift Aid form, please consider doing so as this makes an additional contribution to our revenues.

Handel’s Messiah
Each member is required to provide their own copy of the Watkins Shaw version of this work for our annual performance.

Dress Code for Concerts
Ladies: ALL black, trousers or long skirts, blouse or jumper with long or three quarter sleeves. No plunging neck lines, and discreet jewellery.
Gentlemen: white shirt, black trousers, dinner jacket, black bow tie.

Concert places
The combined Ilkley and Otley membership is in the order of 160. The seating capacity at St Margaret’s  Ilkley and Otley Parish Church is limited to a maximum concert choir of no more than 120. In the event that we have to allocate places, preference will be given to members who have a good rehearsal attendance record and who sign up early. It is important that singers attend the two pre-concert joint rehearsals

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