Not religious and like to sing? Based in or near London? Free on Tuesday evenings?
Then this is the choir for you. The British Humanist Choir was formed in 2009 and we have sung in the open, on stage, on TV, on radio and in the Underground.
We are a mixed-ability choir, and there are no auditions for new members. You don’t even have to be able to read music. But we do need your enthusiasm and commitment. We sing to celebrate the joy (and occasional pain) of living. We learn a lot from each other, and when we get it right, we make quite a nice noise. We certainly have fun trying.
The choir was set up in May 2009 with a legacy dedicated to the composition of some humanist songs, and the creation of a choir to sing them. We have since performed in London and round the UK at humanist events, stand-up comedy gigs, private parties, our own concerts, and on the street. In due course, we hope to make recordings, and perform at weddings and funerals.
We rehearse most Tuesdays between 7pm and 9pm in central London. See practice details for venue information.
Please aim to get to rehearsals at about 6.45pm so that we can get registration out of the way and start warming up promptly at 7pm. Afterwards, you will be more than welcome to join us in a nearly pub for a drink or something to eat.
Our rehearsals are geared towards performances throughout the year. In 2014 we shall be singing What A Wonderful World at Congress Hall in February, we shall be singing several songs including Bohemian Rhapsody at the AHS Convention at Conway Hall in March.
We have almost exhausted our modest starting capital, so the choir must rapidly become self- financing. We raise a certain amount from choir members at every rehearsal. You can pay £60 by bank transfer/cash by 21 Jan for Term 1 (7 Jan - 4 Mar) which includes a discount. After which weekly cash payments of £7.50 will be accepted. Talk to Suzi Crone our Treasurer if you have any queries or problems.
The British Humanist Association (BHA) is the national charity working for non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. You don't have to be a BHA member to sing with us, but we encourage choir members to join the BHA. Find out more about humanism at www.humanism.org.uk .