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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!

 

 

 

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  • We only collect only basic information such as your name, telephone number, address, email address if you have agreed to share this with us.
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Welcome to the Minerva Website

We are a small, friendly group of women who love close harmony unaccompanied singing.  We rehearse in Walton, Chesterfield, on Monday evenings and sing a mix of songs from a variety of eras and genres.  We are committed to working together to improve our vocal techniques and produce a quality sound. 

We aim to perform several times a year in the North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire area, including at least one performance to support a charity or community group of our choice.  Please see our Events Page for more information on our recent and planned performances, and if you are interested in inviting us to sing at your event please contact us

We are open to applications from women who wish to join our chorus - from all voice parts, Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto 1 and Alto 2.  There is no requirement to read music as we provide tracks to help learn the songs.   Please see our How to Join Us us page for more information.

Under the inspiring direction of our Director of Music, Nigel Williams,  and Chorus Director, Janeen Parker, we take on some challenging repertoire and set ourselves the highest standards of performance.  Please see our About Us page for more information.

We are also on Twitter (@MinervaChorus) and Facebook, and you can contact us from the website.

 

 

 

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