Stretton Choral Society
Membership / Joining Us
The Society is financed mainly through Membership Subscriptions which are used partly for the hire of rehearsal rooms throughout the season plus remunerations for our Musical Director and Pianist and partly for subsidising the considerable costs of its public concerts. Further finance is obtained from various grants as and when available.
The annual subscription is agreed by the members at the Annual General Meeting at the beginning of the season, normally in early September. The subscription for the 2017-18 season is £90 (the equivalent of little more than £3 per session). Subscriptions are due in September but may be paid in two equal instalments in September and January. To help with the increasing costs of producing concerts with soloists and orchestra, members are also asked to consider donating an extra £10 or £20 if possible.
Although there is no audition required for membership of the choir, members are asked to make a commitment to 75% rehearsal attendance to take part in a concert.
The Society is a Registered Charity (No. 1012348) and is able to accept donations made under Deed of Covenant or as Gift Aid. Members who are tax payers are also asked to register for Gift Aid. This enables the Society to recover tax amounting to some 25% of the next payment. Full details are available from the Society's Treasurer, Miriam Elliott-Smith.
How to join the Society
- Contact the Secretary by telephone on 01694 723604
- Come to the United Reformed Church, High Street, Church Stretton on any rehearsal night (Thursday evenings from early September and from January to April) shortly before 7.30 pm and speak to the Musical Director, Paul Kelly, or to the Secretary, Pam Cole, or to any member of the choir.
For further information either contact the Secretary as above, or send an email to the Webmaster: