Wexford Festival Singers rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 10.00pm in the Friary Hall Meeting Room, School Street, Wexford Town, from September to June.
Our rehearsals are FUN! We place a big emphasis on the social side of the choir. Please call or text on 087 3628319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can just come along to one of our rehearsals.
We have got members travelling from all over Wexford and as far as Arklow, Wateford and beyond who car pool to rehearsals.
Our membership currently includes accomplished singers, musicians and sight readers, many of whom have learned their skills by working directly with our choir which provides the very highest standards of professional music tuition to its membership. Sight reading is not essential and we provide rehearsal CDs to assist practising the music at home.
Worried about auditions?
While we must make sure our members can add to our musical performances in a positive way – we will do our best to make you feel at ease. A short audition and assessment of your voice/range will be offered within the first few weeks. This will be done before or after rehearsal without onlookers! If your voice is not quite ready for performances, don’t be disheartened, you can still come along to rehearsals and practice. It’s amazing what a difference regular singing can make to your voice and you could audition again at a later stage.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will I need to bring?
€2 per week (€1 for tea and €1 for raffle), some water to drink is a good idea and a pencil to write notes.
What kind of music do we perform?
Choral works from traditional and contemporary composers ranging from Baroque (e.g Vivaldi and Bach) to modern day (e.g Jenkins, Vasks). Mainly sacred music.
What if I can't read music?
We will help you! It’s not as difficult as you might think and provided that you are willing to put some extra time in to it if you are not yet able to read music, you can pick it up quickly. We have a development program for new members and you will get rehearsal CDs to help you learn the material.
Will I need to audition?
Our Musical Director will assess you on your own (in a separate room) and it will be very relaxed and informal.
Can I try for a week or two before I commit to anything?
Yes, absolutely, you are welcome to come and see for yourself before you pay the membership.
How much does it cost?
€200 per year which can be paid in instalments. You will also need to purchase a musical score for the work we are learning which is about €15.
Enhance Your Life
Joining our choir can add greatly to your life in not only a musical way but as an important social outlet as well. The physical and mental health benefits of singing have been well documented and they include improved cardiovascular efficiency, increased oxygenation and lung function and mental health benefits such as stress relief and feeling of well being!