Why

Varied concert repertoire

We have a diverse and challenging repertoire ranging from baroque to recently commissioned pieces. Our concerts are often supported by a professional orchestra and are held at various quality venues including the RNCM. We work with excellent soloists, again often professional, who frequently return to sing with us as they appreciate our musicianship and well-organised concerts. View details of our concerts.

Vocal training

In addition to our weekly rehearsals, we hold vocal coaching workshops to help our singers further develop their skills. These are led by our Music Director Steven Roberts or by other music coaching professionals.

Enjoyable

Our rehearsals are held in a happy, sociable atmosphere. Many friendships are formed at tea break or puzzling over a tricky entry. We have regular tours, enjoying a weekend of socialising and singing at attractive venues, for example Carlisle Cathedral and Hexham Abbey. As a member of ACS, you can look forward to belonging to a well organised, friendly choir and a thoroughly enjoyable musical environment!

How

Please email our Membership Secretary who will be happy to answer any questions.

As a prospective new member, you are very welcome to join us for a taster session or two at our weekly rehearsals. These are held on Monday evenings (19.45-22.00) at Altrincham Methodist Church on the corner of Barrington Road and Woodlands Road (A560), only a 5 minute walk from the Altrincham Interchange for train, metro and bus.

Parking is available in the church carpark (entrance on Springfield Road off Woodlands Road, for SatNav use WA14 1HE) and in some surrounding streets. Enter the Church via the main entrance on Barrington Road, not via the door on Springfield Road.

View location map. Visit Altrincham Methodist Church website.

Rehearsal Dates

For rehearsal dates visit the rehearsals page.

Auditions

After attending 1 or 2 rehearsals, please complete our application form available from the Membership Secretary. You will then be invited to a private audition with the Music Director, either immediately before a Monday evening rehearsal or during the tea break. It will take no longer than 15 minutes!

You will be asked to sing:-

After the audition, the Musical Director will tell you that you are either:

We are not looking for a ‘perfect musician’. Dedication, commitment and the ability to be part of a team are very much part of making music at ACS. All singers have different strengths and attributes and it is a combination of these which is assessed at your audition.

Subscription

View details of the current annual membership subscription and other costs.