Join us!

We are always recruiting, and no auditions are required – all are welcome! There is a £40 subscription fee per concert (£25 for students). We usually perform two or three concerts a year and amongst other things, the subscription fee covers the cost of all the music required for each concert.

You can download an application form here (Microsoft Word .doc format). Please fill it in completely and either email it to membership@midlandshospitalschoir.org or post it to the address on the bottom of the form. (There is also a .pdf version of the form available here.)

If you have any problems downloading an application form, or have any questions about joining us, you can get in touch with us at membership@midlandshospitalschoir.org

Rehearsals

Rehearsals take place throughout the year on Tuesdays at Newman House, 29 Harrison’s Road,  Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3QR from 7.15 pm to 9.30 pm with a 15-minute break. Normally there is a single Saturday rehearsal the week before a concert, usually from 11 am to 4 pm.

Why join us?

Singing is good for you! Not only is singing a great way to raise money, research shows that it’s also good for your heart. After studies of the developmental and medical aspects of singing over the last 30 years, it’s been found that the health benefits of singing are both physical and psychological.

“Singing has physical benefits because it is an aerobic activity that increases oxygenation in the blood stream and exercises major muscle groups in the upper body, even when sitting. Singing has psychological benefits too because of its normally positive effect in reducing stress levels through the action of the endocrine system which is linked to our sense of emotional well-being.  Psychological benefits are also evident when people sing together as well as alone because of the increased sense of community, belonging and shared endeavour.”
Source – Professor Graham Welch, Chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London

Useful links for new members

How to follow sheet music – video on Youtube.
List of musical symbols and their meanings – view .pdf here or right-click the link and select “Save as…” to download a copy.