Eastern Cape Children's Choir Membership
The choir welcomes all children between the ages of 10 and 14 (Grades 5 to 8). Members join the choir after a successful audition. Auditions for the following year are usually held towards the end of September. Details will be posted on FB and in the media, as well as notices to all schools.
A choir workshop, compulsory for all choir members, is held during the last weekend before schools open for the new year in January. The workshop is used to facilitate integration of new members and initiate learning of the upcoming repertoire.
The choir rehearses once a week on a Tuesday from 16:00 to18:30 during school terms.
An additional rehearsal takes place on the first Saturday of each term.
Rehearsals take place at Cilliè High School (see directions to venues on the left). Members from the same area traditionally form lift clubs, assisting each other with transport to and from choir practices.
An annual fee is charged for membership. The fee covers honorariums of the director, accompanist and repetiteurs, costs to purchase sheet music, choir uniforms and general administration.