Terms dates for the Early Spring, Late Spring and Summer 2019 🌼🌻

We’re reaching the halfway point of the Winter term – here’s a look ahead at the term dates for the Spring and Summer.

The terms will be as follows

  • Early Spring: Feb 26th – April 2nd (6 weeks, £33)
  • Two week break
  • Late Spring: April 23rd – May 21st (5 weeks, £27.50)
  • One week break
  • Summer: June 4th – July 23rd (8 weeks, £44)

If you’re coming to Hand in Hand you must commit to the Late Spring and Summer Term and to a dress rehearsal on August 13th. An allowance will be made if you need to miss an occasional session, but you must at least 9 of the 13 session in the two terms, as well as the dress rehearsal.

Full details

The full timetable is viewable as a spreadsheet.

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Full dates – click to enlarge!
Details and performance dates – click to enlarge!

Hand in Hand: Choir members, please register now!

Hand in Hand

We’re delighted to be one of more than 25 choirs from all over the British Isles who’ll be taking part in the 2019 Hand in Hand LGBT Choirs Festival. The festival spans Fri 16th, Sat 17th and Sun 18th August and promises to be our biggest performance yet.

Planning for the Hand in Hand Festival is well underway.

If you want to come and sing with Spectrum – and we hope you do! – the time to register is now!

You’ll need to confirm your attendance with us, and also register on Hand In Hand’s system and pay a £40 registration fee.

We know that for some members, the event will be expensive and we hope to be able to offer limited bursary support. Please donate to our bursary fund if you can.

Unless you’ve applied for bursary support, please register with us and Hand In Hand by Tues 5th February.

What’s going on in the new year? Term dates and info for the choir. 🗓

How the year has flown by!

It’s hard to believe it, but it’s nearly the start of the Winter term! Term starts on January 8th and, as usual, we meet at 7.30pm in Exeter Community Centre.

Full term dates are below:

January 8Drop-in
January 15Drop-in
January 22Committed
January 29Committed
February 5Committed
February 12Committed

How much does it cost?

The term is six weeks long and will cost £33.

If money would be a problem – for example, because you’re on a low income, a student, or receiving benefits – we’re happy to offer a lower rate and the option to pay in weekly instalments. Please contact any member of the committee.

What’s the difference between “Drop-in” and “Committed”?

We ask that everybody commits to attending the full term, with the exception of the first two weeks.

  • You can attend any of the drop-in sessions you like, without committing to the full term. These cost £5.50 each.
  • If you attend from January 22nd onwards (and we hope you do!) you’ll need to pay for the full term at the cost of £33.
    • If you’ve paid separately for the drop-in sessions, the price will be reduced to take into account you’ve already paid.

New to the choir?

Hello and welcome! 🙂

If you’re interested in joining the choir, or would just like to see what we’re all about, we’d love to meet you. Our choir is for everybody in the LGBT+ community and friends. Our current members range in experience from people who’ve only ever sung in the shower, to seasoned singers with many years’ experience.

We recommend you come along at the start of term for the drop in sessions if you can, as this is when we’re at the start of learning new songs. During committed term time, we’ll be focussing hard on specific pieces and it might be difficult to catch up.

We’re a very friendly bunch and your first session is free, so you needn’t worry about the money.

If you’d like any further information, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Winter term dates and fees ☃

We’re off to a brrrrrilliant start to our 8-week long Winter term.

See below for the term dates:

October 30 Drop-In  
November 6 Committed  
November 13 Committed  
November 20 Committed  
November 27 Committed  
December 4 Committed  
December 11 Committed  
December 18 Drop-in/Showcase

The fees for this term will be £44.
Fees always very with the length of the term – longer terms cost more! – but the cost per session is always the same.

We never want anybody to be put off from coming to choir because of money, so if you are on a low income, receiving benefits, or a student, talk to a member of the committee and we can agree an amount that works for you. Paying in instalments is also available.

Stay tuned for more information about our end of term events!

Autumn term – off to a flying start! 🍂

Huge thanks to those who joined us for our first session of the new term last Tuesday. We hope you enjoyed singing again after a long summer’s break.

We’re running things slightly differently this Autumn, with two separate terms. Term dates and fees are below: (click to enlarge)

 

You can pay by bringing cash or a cheque with you (payable to Spectrum Choir), or by making a bank transfer (please use your name as a reference and let us know to expect your payment!).

  • Name: Spectrum Choir
  • Sort code: 40-20-30
  • Acct number: 12687259

We don’t want anybody to feel they can’t afford to attend choir. If the fees are beyond your means – for example, if you are on benefits or unemployed – you’re welcome to pay an amount which would suit you better. It is possible to pay in instalments as well. Just ask a member of the committee.

Summer Timetable Update – important information for choir members

Due to our upcoming performance in London, we have changed our timetable slightly to add more rehearsal times.

We will have 3 sessions (May 29, June 5, and June 12) that are only for those who are performing with The Pink Singers in London. We hate to have to leave anyone out, but we need to do this in order to be extremely polished for one of our biggest performances to date.

Everyone is still very welcome to our two drop-ins on May 15 and 22, and to join us for another committed term June 19-July 17, before we take a break for summer!

If you are performing with the Pink Singers in London, attendance to both drop-ins and the 3 session mini-term is mandatory. If there is a reason you cannot attend any of these, please get in touch with Emily as soon as possible.

The full timetable and term costs are available to download here.

We never want cost to be a barrier for anyone joining the choir, so if this is an issue, please get in touch.

Please also join us at Rosies after the session on May 22nd to celebrate another successful Spectrum term!

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Autumn/Winter Term 2017

Our Autumn/Winter Term starts on Tuesday 10th October 2017, with a half term break (no choir) on Tuesday 24th October, and our finalé on Tuesday 19th December.

Fees

This term’s fee will be £55, so please bring cash or a cheque to the first session.

Cheques payable to “Spectrum Choir”.
Ask if you’re interested in paying by bank transfer.

You can pay in instalments of £5.50/week by special arrangement; if you need to pay this way, please ask.
We would expect you to pay for every week (even if you’re absent!)

Reduced rates
A reduced rate is always available if you need to pay less; nobody should feel they can’t afford to come to choir. We won’t compromise on the commitment aspect – you’ll still need to pay for every week – but we’ll gladly reduce the amount to a level you can afford; please talk to Debbie or one of the committee.

End of term

Our final session on 19th December will be our Grand Finalé!

A drop in session, open to anybody who wants to come – so invite your friends and let them hear what we’ve learnt!

We’ll be in the community centre’s ballroom, performing our more complex songs, and there will be time for everyone to sing more simple songs together too.