Latest updates …. 

We’re planning on reconvening rehearsals in September 2021 and currently seeking a Conductor …. 

The Woodside Singers is an association of up to 40 enthusiastic amateur singers governed by a constitution and run by a committee elected from the choir members. They sing a wide variety of four-part music, generally to piano accompaniment, “from Bach to the Beatles”. Pictures and other details can be found on this web site ( www.woodsidesingers.co.uk )

Admission to membership of the choir is without audition but by mutual agreement guided by the Chair and Conductor and the precepts of the constitution. COVID-19 restrictions have applied over the past 18 months but the Choir otherwise rehearse on Monday evenings during school term time from 7.30pm to 9:00pm, with possible additional rehearsal(s) if needed. There are typically two concerts a year and carols at Hotels at Christmas. The present termly fee for our conductor is £465 which figure is proposed by the committee, ratified by an AGM of the members of the choir in July and revised in line with inflation. There may be a very limited scope for negotiation on this figure.

Our Conductor rehearses the choir over each approximately ten-week term to a standard ready for concert performance(s) towards the end of each term or otherwise as appropriate for the programme. He or she is a member of the sub-committee which recommends suitable music for performance, which recommendations are ratified or modified by the choir committee. Performances are generally led by our conductor though this may vary when additional support is provided, such as by an orchestra.

The conductor has the responsibility for choosing the required performance soloists, whether from the membership of the choir or externally if funds allow. The conductor also advises and assists in developing the vocal abilities of the choir members in a constructive but fun environment.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview by the committee Chair and two members of the committee. Up to two candidates may be chosen to take the choir for part of a rehearsal as a trial. The final approval of a candidate rests with the committee.

Interested parties should apply as soon as possible to the Secretary – Mr M F Hutton – by telephone to 023 8081 2292 or e-mail to michael.f.hutton@gmail.com  quoting contact details including a telephone number and anything else you consider relevant to support the application.

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Fundraising from our  concert in April 2019

We are pleased to announce that the “bucket collection” by the Romsey and Wellow Friends of Cancer Research UK raised a phenomenal £336.63 at the end  of our concert at Romsey Abbey in April.  Thanks to all who came to the concert to support us, and for the donations.

Our 40th Birthday!

Our 40th anniversary bash in early September 2019 was a great success with many previous members of the choir coming along to reminisce over past concerts, rehearsals and social evenings.  Thanks to everyone who came along to make it such fun.

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We are looking for new members! If you love to sing, please get in touch…..

Rehearsals

Hounsdown School,
Jacob's Gutter Lane,
Totton, Southampton.
SO40 9FT

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Monday 7:30pm - 9:00pm

(term time only)

Hounsdown School

Jacob’s Gutter Ln, Totton, Southampton SO40 9FT, UK

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