Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays in the United Reformed Church, Jesu Street, Ottery St Mary. There is a car park at Sainsbury’s in Hind Street, and another in Brook Street behind the Institute. Singing begins on the dot of 7.30 p.m., so it is advisable to arrive not much later than 7.15 pm. This allows time for chat and for the collection of music from the librarian when necessary. There is a fifteen minute break after an hour when tea, coffee and biscuits are served in the hall at the back of the church for a charge of 30 pence.
During the course of rehearsals attendance registers are circulated within each vocal section and members are asked to tick their names.
Please always bring a SOFT pencil so that directions and notes can be made. A rubber is also very useful because the hired scores often contain markings from a previous singer which do not necessarily coincide with our conductor’s ideas.
Rehearsals begin on the first Wednesday in September. The first session ends with the Christmas Concert, held on a Saturday early in December. The second session begins on the first Wednesday in January and ends with the pre-Easter concert. Rehearsals continue through school half term holidays. These dates change occasionally to accommodate particular concerts and extra activities. We do not meet during the summer.