Join Us

We welcome new members - no audition required

Come along to a couple of our Monday evening rehearsals to find out if you enjoy singing with us. We don’t ask you to audition and although not a prerequisite, the ability to read music would be helpful. If you find you’d like to sing with us on a more permanent basis then we invite you to become a member.

What time are rehearsals and where?

During term we rehearse on Monday evenings from 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm at The Oxted United Reformed Church on Bluehouse Lane. The comfortable and flexible seating, the light, bright, warm and welcoming environment, combined with excellent acoustics and a modern kitchen, provide a first rate rehearsal and concert venue. Check our calendar for upcoming dates.

How much does it cost?

Our subscriptions run from September to August and the annual membership subscription is £100 (which is about £2.50 per rehearsal!). If you join us after Christmas the subscription is £65 for the remainder of the subscription year. We are a registered charity and subscriptions qualify for tax relief under Gift Aid, and we hope that all our members who pay income tax will allow us to recover tax on payments made to the Society.

What does my subscription cover?

Your subscriptions help to pay for our Director of Music, Michael Burbidge, the cost to hire music and the use of the church for rehearsals and performances.

Are there any additional costs?

Our goal at OLCS is to always try to have the highest quality of professional soloists and accompanists perform with us. We have been very fortunate over the years to share the stage with performers who have appeared at Glyndebourne and the Royal Opera House.  Income from our ticket sales helps towards the cost of performing with these highly talented soloists and musicians as well as copyright fees, printing, and our publicity and website.

We also enjoy a variety of social events including our summer social, quiz nights, workshops and trips to concerts.  These events are separate from your subscription.


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