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Where and when we meet

We meet at the Guardian Centre on Clarendon Road, SW19 2DX, home of MertonVision.

“Getting to know you” at the Guardian Centre Photo: Matthew Marks
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Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings. The centre is open from 19:30 for tea and coffee, and we start promptly at 19:45, finishing at 21:30. Many stay behind to socialise, and we close at 22:30.

We have three terms a year, in line with Merton's academic term dates (see below). We do not have official rehearsals on bank holidays, but sometimes hold social events instead. We sometimes have extra rehearsals before big events.

Our current fees are £37 plus an optional donation of £3 per term standard rate, with a reduced rate of £16 available at the discretion of the Chair for those who would have difficulty paying the full amount, and £4 per rehearsal for guests. Fees are due at the first rehearsal of term; there is a £5 per week additional fee for members attending without paying (unless prior agreement has been obtained from the Chair). Preferred method of payment is by bank transfer, but can also be made by cheque (payable to Colliers Wood Chorus) or cash (exact change please).

Newcomers are welcome to try us out free for one week, and can then join when there is a space.

Term dates 2016-2017

Autumn (15 rehearsals):

September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th (committee meeting)
October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st
November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
December 5th, 12th, 19th

Spring (11 rehearsals):

January 9th, 16th, 23rd (committee meeting), 30th
February 6th, 20th, 27th
March 6th 13th 20th 27th

Summer:

First rehearsal April 24th

Members attend rehearsals with committee meetings as normal; arrangements are made to accommodate the committee meeting.