Thinking of joining?
If you are interested in joining Spinnaker, the first thing to say is GOOD CHOICE! Getting involved in barbershop is a decision we have never known anyone to regret.
If you are aged 14 or above, whether you are an experienced singer or not, a capable musician or not, we would love to meet you. Our contact page gives you details of where we are and how to contact us. If you just want to turn up on Wednesday night, that’s just fine, too! You can sit and listen or join in and take part in the evening – whatever you feel most comfortable doing.
UNIQUENESS IS OUR STRENGTH …..BE YOURSELF WITH US
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION MISSION STATEMENT
Spinnaker Chorus combines many voices that are different from one another. We embrace and encourage our members’ individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self expression, unique capabilities and talent. Your uniqueness is our chorus strength, reputation and achievement.
We respect freedom of expression and civility of discourse as fundamental to personal and Chorus growth. We are committed to non-discriminatory practices and policies which provide equal opportunity for all members regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, political affiliation, education or socio-economic status.
To uphold our diversity, inclusion and equality goals, Spinnaker Chorus strives to:
- Lead with respect and tolerance.
- Inspire Change.
- Encourage dialogue with members about what diversity, inclusion and equality/equity mean to them and the Chorus
- Provide opportunities to share information and challenge assumptions about inclusiveness.
- Foster a culture of open-mindedness and compassion among individuals and groups.
- Develop relationships and pool resources by connecting with individuals and other organisations to co-ordinate D&I efforts.
1. Express your interest
First, email our Membership Secretary, to let us know you’re coming or you can just turn up. You’ll find us rehearsing on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 10pm at Park Community School, Havant (click on icon for the address). You will need enthusiasm, bottle of water, a pen and comfortable shoes.
3. Continue attending rehearsals
On a subsequent visit, our Deputy Musical Director, Cathy Ball will establish your vocal range via means of a “voice test”. This will determine which voice section you will be best suited to: Tenor, Lead, Baritone or Bass. This “voice test” usually entails singing a simple song like ‘Happy Birthday’. You will then be emailed some sheet music and teach tracks to start the journey towards your audition. Our Section Leaders can organise practice auditions with others so you know what to expect for the real thing when you’re ready.
4. Your audition
Ready to start your journey?
Click on the button to send a message to Elspeth Smith our Membership Secretary – please note that this will launch your default email application