About us and how to contact us
The Choir is based in Whitchurch in North Shropshire and meets on Monday evenings in school term time from 8pm until 10pm. The Choir performs widely throughout the region and has performed as far afield as Birmingham, Lichfield, Chester and Liverpool.
The following sections provide some information about membership enquiries, and how to go about booking the choir for a concert, or other events.
We welcome enquiries from experienced singers thinking of joining us. Please note that as a chamber choir the Border Singers is unlikely to suit those with limited experience of ensemble singing. As a chamber group membership is limited so that we achieve a balanced sound.
Please contact our secretary using the e-mail link at the bottom of the page and we will get in touch and let you know if we currently have any vacancies and advise you how to take matters forward.
We are happy to receive enquiries from churches, charities and other groups seeking to organise a concert or other event at which they would like our participation. In general, the choir’s diary is booked about 12 months ahead. Depending on the nature of the event, there may be some flexibility, particularly if we are performing items from repertoire, or if it aligns with a similar event we are already planning.
Please contact us if you would like more information.
Guidance for event planning
If you have an event at which you would like to choir to perform, please get in touch as soon as possible and we will be happy to discuss it with you. Please note that unless drawn from core choir repertoire, new major concert items usually require a full choir term to rehearse, so advance planning is essential (not least because of the need to arrange to hire music). As a general guideline, major concerts are planned 12 – 18 months ahead.
Plenty of notice is especially necessary if soloists or instrumentalists need to be booked.
If you would like more information about the Border Singers, or you would like to know more about our concerts and performances, or you would like to enquire about membership, please get in touch using the e-mail link below.
The choir is regularly asked to perform at wedding services in the region and is happy to do so. We are able to provide a comprehensive package depending on your requirements, including advice and help with selection of choir repertoire and hymns. We are able to offer different packages depending on your requirements and venue.
We have an information pack to help with planning weddings which we will be happy to discuss with you.
Please note that we will do our best to meet your requirements and dates, but it is obviously dependent on the availability of the Music Director and Choir members and sometimes it is not feasible.
Please get in touch as early as possible and we will do our best to help.