We aim to achieve a specific blend of voices with the correct balance of voice ranges. Our chorus is made up of women who can sing in one or more of the following ranges: Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto 1 and Alto 2.
If you interested in possibly joining Minerva, the first step is to email us; we will then invite you to visit us at a rehearsal.
If you then wish to make an application, we'll ask you to complete a short form. We'll arrange a date with you for your vocal assessment - this is not an audition, but an opportunity fo our musical directors to assess whether your voice will blend with the chorus and, if so, in which part(s). You'll also have an informal chat with the Chair and another Committee member - an opportunity for you to as questions, and for us to explain our ethos and the level of commitment we look for.
A recommendation as to whether or not to offer a place will be made to the Committee, and we'll let you know the outcome as soon as possible after your assessment.
Our chorus size is limited, and occasionally prospective members may have to be placed on a waiting list, as we may already have sufficient numbers in a particular vocal range.
We are happy to receive applications from anyone regardless of their experience, or ability to read music. Every prospective member will be assessed in a fair and transparent process.
Excellent resources are provided to help members learn our repertoire, but a level of commitment and ability is required to be able to perform a wide range of unaccompanied vocal pieces, from memory.
If you are up for a challenge and would like to sing with a like minded friendly group of women we would love to hear from you!