Subscription

The annual membership subscription for the 2020-21 season is £105. This covers costs of rehearsals and music hire, we ask members to Gift Aid, if possible. The subscription cost is reviewed annually. The ACS season is from September to July, members joining in the January or April terms will pay a pro rata membership fee. NB: The Committee has agreed that no subscription will be due from members for the term September to December 2020.

Concessionary rate

For a member in full time education or under the age of 21 the subscription is £10 per term.

Concert tickets

In addition, each member (except concessionary) is allocated and required to buy a maximum of 2 tickets for each of the autumn, spring and summer concerts. The number allocated and the ticket price is reviewed annually. The allocated ticket cost for the 2020-21 season is to be confirmed. No tickets are allocated for the Christmas concert, they are available to buy from the Tickets Secretary. NB: The November and Christmas 2020 concerts have been cancelled. 

Music

Scores are provided on loan, free of charge to members for all concerts except the Christmas concert. You will need to buy your own copy of ‘100 Carols for Choirs’ (published by Oxford University Press). You will also need to buy an ACS folder for use at concerts (£5, available from the Membership Secretary).

Payment options

Members have two ways to pay the combined annual subscription and cost of allocated tickets:-

We encourage members to make the single payment as this will reduce administration time. Monthly Standing Orders will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances after discussion with the Membership Secretary.

Rehearsal Attendance

A minimum 75% rehearsal attendance is required to sing in a concert and no more than 3 consecutive rehearsals can be missed. If you are performing in a concert you must attend the Stage Rehearsal at the venue prior to the concert. It is at the discretion of the Music Director whether an individual can perform in a concert.

If you know you will miss any rehearsals and/or a concert, please tell your Voice Representative. This is important as exact numbers are required for layout of concert seating and for ticket sales. Please do not sing at the last weekly rehearsal before a concert if you know you cannot sing in that concert. You are welcome to attend to listen.

Rehearsal Notes

These are posted on the website (see link below) and sent by email to all members after rehearsals, as required. They include information such as weblinks to the music that will be performed at the next concert, details of any changes made to the score(s) and instructions for the concert, e.g. order of music, when to stand and sit, etc.

View rehearsal notes, information and emails for the current concert.

Rehearsal Dates

Weekly rehearsals

Mondays from 19:45 to 22:00 at Altrincham Methodist Church, Barrington Road, Altrincham WA14 1HF.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are following Government guidance, have suspended face-to-face rehearsals and are instead rehearsing online. We will keep the situation under review and let members know if and when the situation changes.

Stage rehearsals

Concert date in the afternoon at the venue (compulsory).

 

Abbreviations

AMC Altrincham Methodist Church, Barrington Road, Altrincham
AURC Altrincham United Reformed Church, Ashley Road, Hale
RNCM Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
StM St Mary’s Church, Sale

January 2020

Date Time Location
Monday 6 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 13 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 20 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 27 (open to non-members) 19:45 – 22:00 AMC

February 2020

Date Time Location
Monday 3 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 10 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 17 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 24 19:45 – 22:00 AMC

March 2020

Date Time Location
Monday 2 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 9 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 16 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 23 CANCELLED 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 30 CANCELLED 19:45 – 22:00 AMC

April 2020

Date Time Location
Sat 4 CANCELLED 14:00 – 17:30 StP
Monday 6 CANCELLED 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 20 CANCELLED 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 27 CANCELLED 19:45 – 22:00 AMC

May 2020

Date Time Location
Monday 4 19:30 + 20:40 Online
Monday 11 19:30 + 20:40 Online
Monday 18 19:30 + 20:40 Online
Monday 25 19:30 + 20:40 Online

June 2020

Date Time Location
Monday 1 19:30 + 20:40 Online
Monday 8 19:30 + 20:40 Online
Monday 15 19:30 + 20:40 Online
Monday 22 19:30 + 20:40 Online
Monday 29 19:30 + 20:40 Online

July 2020

Date Time Location
Monday 6 19:30 + 20:40 Online
Monday 20 19:30 (S&A); 20:40 (T&B) Online
Wednesday 22 11:00 – 12:00 Online workshop
Monday 27 19:30 (S&A); 20:40 (T&B) Online

August 2020

Date Time Location
Monday 3 19:30 Online chat and sing
Monday 10 19:30 (S&A); 20:40 (T&B) Online
Wednesday 12 11:00 – 12:00 Online workshop
Monday 17 19:30 (T&B); 20:40 (S&A) Online
Wednesday 19 14:00 – 15:00 Online workshop
Monday 24 19:30 (T&B); 20:40 (S&A) Online
Wednesday 26 11:00 – 12:00 Online workshop
Monday 31 19:30 Online chat and sing

September 2020

Date Time Location
Monday 7 19:45 – 22:00 Online
Monday 14 19:45 – 22:00 Online
Monday 21 19:45 – 22:00 Online
Monday 28 19:45 – 22:00 Online

October 2020

Date Time Location
Monday 5 19:45 – 22:00 Online
Monday 12 (and AGM) 19:45 – 22:00 Online
Monday 19 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 26 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?

November 2020

Date Time Location
Monday 2 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 9 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 16 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 23 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 30 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?

December 2020

Date Time Location
Monday 7 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 14 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?

January 2021

Date Time Location
Monday 4 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 11 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 18 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 25 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?

February 2021

Date Time Location
Monday 1 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 8 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 15 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 22 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?

March 2021

Date Time Location
Monday 1 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 8 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 15 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 22 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?
Monday 29 19:45 – 22:00 AMC/Online?

April 2021

Date Time Location
Monday 12 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 19 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Saturday 24 14:00 – 17:30 RNCM
Monday 26 19:45 – 22:00 AMC

May 2021

Date Time Location
Monday 3 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 10 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 17 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 24 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 31 19:45 – 22:00 AMC

June 2021

Date Time Location
Monday 7 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 14 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 21 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 28 19:45 – 22:00 AMC

July 2021

Date Time Location
Monday 5 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Saturday 10   14:00 – 17:30 StM
Monday 12 19:45 – 22:00 AMC
Monday 19 19:45 – 22:00 AMC

Concert Dress

Women

Men

Stage Etiquette

Rehearsal – Concert day

Entry to and exit from stage/performance area

Stage presence

Return of Music

All borrowed music must be returned to our Librarian immediately after the concert. If you are unable to sing in a concert, please return your music as soon as possible and at the latest at the last rehearsal before the concert.

If you cannot bring it or send it via a friend to a Monday rehearsal then it can be delivered or posted to the Librarian’s home address. Please email our Librarian for contact details.

Individual members are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of late returns or lost music.

Committee, Music Sub-committee and Other Functions

Committee and Trustees

Chairman Karen Jarmany
Deputy Chairman Ondria Williams
Secretary Pamela Moult
Treasurer Steve Campbell
Concert Manager Vacancy
Librarian Kath Whyte
Membership Secretary Kate Robinson
Publicist Julia Williamson
Tickets Secretary Liz Foy
Voice Rep: Sopranos Helen Greig
Voice Rep: Altos Eleanor Reeves
Voice Rep: Tenors Julian Mustoe
Voice Rep: Basses Andy McWilliam

Music Sub-committee

Music Director Steven Roberts
Member Joyce Fuller
Member Rosie Lucas
Member Pauline Griffiths

Other Functions

Deputy Music Director David Lloyd-Mostyn
Accompanist Lydia Bryan
Coach organisers Tony Campion
Roy Jervis
Email Pam Moult                                            Kate Robinson
Firewardens (AMC) Colin Skelton
Dudley Harrop
First Aiders Tony Robinson
Geryl Whitaker
Flowers Gill Turner
Folders Kate Robinson
Library Team Kath Whyte (autumn term); Ann Ashby (carols); Rosemary Hurley (summer term); Ann McWilliam (spring term)
Patrons & Sponsors Secretary Michael Cummings
Programme notes Elizabeth Jones
Projects Manager Christine Weekes
Publicity Team Julia Williamson                                    Liz Foy
Jane Hollinshead
Emma Loat
Christine Weekes
Tea rota Julia Williamson
VIP host, Displays Anne Bullock
Website Pam Moult
Jane Hollinshead
Emma Loat

Committee Dates

All committee meetings take place at Altrincham Methodist Church unless otherwise specified.

2019-20

Date Time Location
January 13 18:50 – 19:45 AMC
February 10 18:50 – 19:45 AMC
March 9 18:50 – 19:45 AMC
April 20 19:30 Online
May 11 Cancelled
June 8 19:30 Online
July 13 19:00 Online
August 19 “Summer” meeting 19.00 Online
September 14 18:50 – 19:45 AMC/Online?
October 5 18:50 – 19:45 AMC/Online?
November 9 18:50 – 19:45 AMC/Online?
December 7 18:50 – 19:45 AMC/Online?

2020-21

Date Time Location
January 11 18:50 – 19:45 AMC
February 8 18:50 – 19:45 AMC
March 8 18:50 – 19:45 AMC
April 19 18:50 – 19:45 AMC
May 10 18:50 – 19:45 AMC
June 14 18:50 – 19:45 AMC
July 12 18:50 – 19:45 AMC

Constitution

Read ACS’s Constitution here.

Job Descriptions

View ACS’s job descriptions.

Tea Rota

Tea is provided to members free of charge during the rehearsal break. Members are expected to be included in the rota, duties usually occur every 18 months. Please see the ACS Noticeboard for rota details.

This is a great way to get to know other members!