The annual membership subscription for the 2017/18 season is £100. 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.
For a member in full time education or under the age of 21 the subscription is £10 per term.
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 2017/18 season is £55 (4 tickets). No tickets are allocated for the Christmas concert, they are available to buy from the Tickets Secretary.
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).
Members have two ways to pay the combined annual subscription and cost of allocated tickets:-
- One payment in September, payable by cheque to the Membership Secretary or by online bank transfer;
- Three cheques submitted in September dated 30 September, 31 January and 30 April. The Membership Secretary will keep the cheques and pay them in at the end of the relevant months.
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.