Choir Standards & Code of Conduct:

  • Choir members are expected to be at every practice and every service as required. Poor attendance lets the whole choir down and slows progress.
  • Absence should only be for an essential, important and unavoidable commitments/events. Notice of absence must always be sent to the Choir Director in advance.
  • If a practice session has been missed the choir member must do their best to catch up in order not to slow progress at the next rehearsal.
  • Choir members need to be ready to sing well in practices and services, having had enough sleep and completed their own warm-up.
  • Choir members are expected wherever possible to support extra choir singing events, such as weddings and funerals.
  • In the event of the chorister wishing to leave the choir, requests should be made IN PERSON. The date of the last service will need to be arranged and in the meantime the chorister will continue to attend choir practices. A minimum of a month's notice should be given.
  • Choir members must set a good example in everything, including behaviour, singing, reliability, attention and attitude. They should be fully cooperative with the Choir Director and give 100% at every practice session and service.
  • Choir members must practice in their own time as well and ensure they learn their parts and words well.
  • Choir members are provided with a gown, which must be worn, in addition to a tie for men and a hat for women which may be purchased from the Choir Director. It is the chorister’s responsibility to take care of their uniform, i.e. ensure they are kept in good repair and cleaned as necessary.
  • Choir members must look after their song sheets/books and ensure they are brought to every practice session.