We welcome singers, and there is no audition to join the Ripieno. Abilities range from those with professional experience to people who’ve only sung in the shower – that is, when they’re happy! Singing is a happy experience, and a creative one. You won’t even be asked to sightread music, though of course it’s easier if you do. If you have a reasonable ear for music, if you like singing (most people do), come along to a Ripieno rehearsal and try. There is a probationary period, but if the Music Director is satisfied after two or three weeks, you’re in.
Rehearsals are now on Wednesday evenings, starting April 29th to July 8th, vocal training 7- 7.30pm, immediately followed by choral rehearsal 7.30- 9.30pm. The venue is now in Marylebone. The nearest tube stations are Baker Street and Marble Arch.
The London Ripieno Singers are a friendly group of interesting people with all kinds of jobs, all kinds of interests, all kinds of background. Wednesday evenings are social events as well as practices. We work quite hard, because rehearsal time is only just adequate (it’s limited by the cost of hall hire), and members are expected to be punctual at rehearsals and not to miss them if they can possibly help it.
The membership subscription is £50 per term (three terms in the year). If you’re a taxpayer, you can help us by saying so and allowing us to claim a rebate, very useful for the Society funds.
Our repertoire is varied, from early music to contemporary works, including opera. The Society gives a minimum of three public concerts a year both in Central London and other localities.
If you think you’d like to have a go get in touch with Geoffrey Hanson
by telephone 0208 444 9214
or email firstname.lastname@example.org