We're a chorus of 20 women who felt the need to go a step beyond our previous experience of choral singing, so as to develop our vocal abilities and repertoire. We've been together since October 2015, and our priority has been building our blend, our repertoire and our vocal technique, with performance planning a key ingredient in our development.
We have excellent musical leadership and coaching - and whilst we look for real commitment from our members and work hard on our music, we are a very warm, welcoming and open group of women.
If you are interested in joining us then we will arrange for you to sit in on a rehearsal, to get a feel for who we are and what we sing.
Then, if you are still interested, we ask you to complete a simple application form with more information about you, you will have a chat with some of the chorus and we will arrange for a vocal assessment so that we can assign you a voice part. (Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto 1 or Alto 2).
As we have limited places it is very important to ensure your vocals blend with our existing sound.
If you are interested in finding out more about how to join Minerva, please contact us and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
Once you have completed your vocal assessment, and been assigned your voice part you will be supplied with all the music and teacher tracks to help you learn our repertoire, you will be charged a joining fee and then make a monthly payment to cover the cost of sheet music purchase and the hire of our rehearsal venue.
You will be assigned a buddy from the same voice part to help you in your first few weeks whilst you learn our repertoire.
As we perform from memory, and without the sheet music you will be able to take part in our performances as soon as you have learnt our repertoire, this may take 2 - 3 months.
As well as our weekly rehearsals, and regular performances, the chorus holds a number of social events throughout the year, which all members are encouraged to attend. Whilst we are serious about our singing we also like to make friends and have fun!