The choir’s calendar can be viewed on the Calendar page.
Phone: 04 971 2711 (Susan Hamilton)
We invite prospective members to attend two rehearsals without commitment or payment. If you do decide to join, then you will confirm your membership and pay your choir fee. As a prospective member, please collect the music for the rehearsal and return it to the appropriate folders at the end of the night’s session.
Rehearsals are held in Central Baptist Church, 46–48 Boulcott Street in the downstairs hall from 7:15 to 9:20pm on Tuesdays. There are no rehearsals during the school holidays.
Attendance and apologies
Please be punctual for rehearsal. The doors open by 7:00 pm. Have your name checked, collect your music and be ready to start by 7:15 pm. If you are late, please check your own name on the roll.
We encourage attendance at all rehearsals but realise that this is not always possible. If you cannot attend please advise Mike Stewart (04 569 9209) or Cecilia Vincent (04 565 0629), before the rehearsal if possible.
Parking is available in the Tournament Parking building in Boulcott St. The entrance on opposite side of the road from the church, about 50m down the road. Please ask a committee member for more detailed instructions. Central Baptist Church has given the choir permission to use the car park free for Tuesday night rehearsals and choir concerts which is very helpful to us as Boulcott St is often congested. A “car parking donations box” will be available each Tuesday by the drinks at supper-time so that we can make a gesture of appreciation to the church.
Everyone is asked to give their contact details: name, address, phones, email and voice type (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass). Please remember to wear your name label during rehearsals and to collect your music before you take your place.
The membership fee is $300 (waged), $200 (students and unwaged) per year. Fees are due by the end of February. Payment in two half-year installments is acceptable, with the second installment due by 22nd July. Fees can be paid via internet banking to the following account
Capital Choir Wellington 03 0525 0257853 00
Please include your name and the purpose of the payment in the transaction details. If you have difficulty in paying the fees, please see a committee member.
All music either belongs to the choir library, or is hired from some other choir. It is for choir use only. Please take good care of your copies, marking them with 2B pencil or highlighter only. Music that has been hired needs special care: 2B pencil only, no highlighter, and definitely no ballpoint pen. Such copies need to be returned straight after the concert. There is only one copy per person.
Please bring a 2B pencil to every rehearsal and keep your music in a clearly named, folder or clear file, possibly in alphabetical order of titles. The music needs to be stapled together in the top left-hand corner before being returned. For our performances we use black clear-file folders.
Preparing for concerts
There is quite a journey to go from the note-learning stage in music to the final performance and while very enjoyable, it can be challenging and demanding. The stages we go through are: (a) Note Learning, (b) Interpretation, (c) Blending our voices and (d) Confidence & Performance Skills. To achieve this successfully, commitment is required from each individual to really learn the music and if possible, practise at home or with others. MIDI learning files are often available on the internet. We expect everyone singing in a concert to attend at least 80% of the rehearsals, with the last two being compulsory. Please see Mike Stewart if this is a problem.
Women: Long black skirt/trousers; black top; black shoes and stockings.
Men: Dark trousers, socks and shoes; white shirt; bow tie for formal occasions.
Resigning from the choir
Inevitably some people need to move on, but please don’t just disappear! We value you when you are with us and wish you well when you leave. If you are leaving, please have a word with Sue or one of the committee members and/or write a note. Please hand back all your music in alphabetical order, each piece stapled together, all in a large A4 envelope with your name on it.
|Co-chair||Susan Hamilton||04 971 email@example.com|
|Co-chair||Tom Broadmore||04 384 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary||Mike Stewart||021 049 email@example.com|
|Attendance Secretary||Cecilia Vincent||04 565 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Treasurer||Norman Preston||022 158 email@example.com|
|Librarian||Cynthia McCarthy||04 233 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Committee||Jillian Wilson||04 477 email@example.com|
|Committee||Barbara Phipps Black||04 388 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Committee||Barbara Dennison||04 233 email@example.com|
|Director||Barbara Paterson||021 191 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Accompanist||Belinda Behle||04 232 email@example.com|