The Choir is looking for new members. If you think you would enjoy singing, are looking for a rewarding hobby or interest and would like to make new friends with similar aspirations then this may be just what you are looking for!
What you will need is the ability to blend in with others both musically and socially. We work hard at our music, but are not elitist. We are friendly and sociable with a loyal band of friends and supporters.
We will provide you with new friendships, lots of fun (with a few laughs thrown in as well). We also promise that you will take great satisfaction, enjoyment and reward from being a team player helping to create beautiful music.
Here is a short interview conducted by Holly Plowman for a community music article on the University of Bedfordshire Radio:
1. What does it cost to become a member of the Luton Male Voice Choir?
We make every effort to make the financial commitment as small as possible. There are no fees during your probationary period. This enables you to attend rehearsals, get to know us and decide whether or not to become a full member. Full members do pay subs. Payments for this small fee are flexible. You can decide whether to pay weekly, monthly, quarterly or every 6 months.
2. Is there a uniform and will I have to buy it?
The Luton MVC uniform consists of a blue jacket emblazoned with the Luton crest, choir tie, black trousers, black shoes and socks, and a white shirt. Members are expected to provide a shirt, shoes and socks, but the other items are supplied free of charge by the choir (with a nominal deposit to ensure that they are maintained in good condition).
3. Will I have to pass an audition?
No. Currently the Luton MVC does not hold formal auditions, although prospective members are expected to be able to sing in tune and to be able to pitch and hold notes. Our Musical Directors continuously monitor the singing of each member and offer help where required.
4. I can’t read music. Does that matter?
Obviously it helps if you can read music, but it is not essential. Some of our members cannot read music and are helped along by those who can. We are a very friendly choir and help each other as much as possible.
5. Where and when do you rehearse?
We rehearse every Wednesday evening between 7.30 and 9.30 pm at Our Lady Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church Hall, 52 Castle Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3AG.
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If there's anything else you feel we haven't covered please come along to a practice and discuss with any Committee Member, or Contact Us.