Join us!

We are always recruiting and no singing experience is necessary – your first rehearsal will be a free taster with a simple voice check to decide your voice part. There is an annual £120 subscription fee with the option of paying two installments of £60 in September and in January. 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 by clicking here (Microsoft Word .doc format). Please fill it in completely and (preferably) email it to membership@midlandshospitalschoir.org.uk or you can also post it to the address on the bottom of the form. If you don’t use Microsoft word or can’t otherwise open the file, there is a .pdf version available by clicking 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.uk

Rehearsals

Rehearsals take place throughout the year on Tuesdays, from 7.15pm to 9:30pm at:

Allens Cross Community Centre,
24 Tinkers Farm Rd,
Northfield,
B31 1RH

Public transport links are:
The number 61 bus (Birmingham City Centre to Frankley) stops nearby
The nearest station is Northfield train station which is around 0.8 miles or approximately a 20 minute walk away, depending on your walking speed.

We also normally have 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.