We regret that our rehearsals have had to be suspended during
the Coronavirus pandemic.
MUSICA VERA is an
accomplished, friendly, and welcoming chamber choir, based in Cheltenham, and
founded in 1964 by Graham Smallbone. We have since performed in more than
150 concerts, and have broadcast on BBC Radio 3's "The Choir".
Frequently performing with our associated chamber orchestra, Musica Vera Camerata, we also occasionally work with other ensembles.
We are known for our innovative programming, for which we have received an award from Cheltenham Arts Council, and for our enjoyable performances. We often make use of performance venues' spatial characteristics - with singers sometimes placed in various locations around the venue in those concerts where the music will benefits.
We look forward to seeing you at our concerts, and/or to welcoming you as a singing member!
You can follow the Choir on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musicaveracc
and on Twitter: @vera_musica
For further details about the Choir, including membership, please email the Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org
When life returns to normal
Musica Vera is a friendly chamber choir and new
members are made most welcome!
We rehearse at in Lake House in Cheltenham College Preparatory School on Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
We normally operate an introductory period for new members of a few weeks to
allow you to decide if you would like to become a permanent member of the
The choir has a tradition of a good standard of sight reading and, after the initial period, new members will normally be asked to take part in a short and simple audition with the Director of Music before their membership is confirmed. Singers are asked to practise music between rehearsals (the choir will provide resources to aid learning as appropriate), and are expected to attend all rehearsals in order to keep our standards high (although we do allow absences by prior arrangement with the Director of Music).
Our annual subscription (which pays for the running costs of the choir) is £90, which can be paid annually or termly. It equates to about £3.00 per rehearsal, which is a bargain!
Subscription costs also normally include music hire, so generally you don't have to pay any extra for music.
If you are a keen singer committed to performing to a high standard, we would very much like to hear from you.