Now October is almost over, thoughts turn to Christmas and the carol concerts that start the celebrations for many people. Lots of us choose to attend carol concerts at Haddo House - but are there people out there who would like a try at joining the choir to sing them instead?
The Haddo House Choral and Operatic Society are hosting a Come and Sing next week, inviting the public to join them for their first rehearsal to get a taste of what they do. This event has become a successful fixture in the calendar in recent years, with people attending either for one rehearsal, or then choosing to stay on and join the society for their carol concerts, held in Haddo chapel in December.
No singing experience is necessary and everyone is welcome without audition.
Youngsters are also welcome to try out the choir at this time, and indeed several Voices choirs members move up to the senior choir every year; anybody above the age of 14 is welcome.
Musical Director Alice Dennis only has six weeks to get the choir up to its high standard, so excellent attendance is requested. There are some unusual settings as well as the usual favourites, which offer a challenge to more experienced choristers who help the beginners along. The society prides itself on the standard reached in the concerts, which will be accompanied by Dr Roger Williams MBE on organ. For many members the carol concerts are the highlight of the year. HHCOS Come and Sing will be held next Thursday, October 31 at 7pm for 7.15pm, Peatyards, Haddo House. Refreshments including wine provided. Admission free.