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Why Should I Join a BCS Choir?
Singing in a choir has been widely reported to promote happiness and well-being through social interaction and a sense of being part of a community. Research suggests music making improves breathing, posture and muscle tension and may even help sustain a healthy immune system by reducing the stress hormone cortisol.
Our choirs are open to all with a shared love of singing! BCS members are at the heart of our friendly, inclusive community and have made it the success it is today. New members have often commented on how welcoming our choirs are and appreciate the opportunity to join social catch-ups after rehearsals each week.
As well as regular performances each term, we hold social events – such as our popular quiz nights – and UK and international residential singing weekends and come and sing workshops.
We look forward to welcoming you to the BCS community and singing in our friendly choirs.
We're based at Mycenae House, Blackheath, London. Discover how to find us
How Do I Become a Choir Member?
Further information about our choirs, including dates and times can be found below. Here, you will also find online payment to join a choir.
Which Choir Should I join?
If you are unsure which BCS choir you should join, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Free taster session
Newcomers are welcome to try a free 'taster session' in any of our choirs. To do so, simply contact us at email@example.com and we will arrange for you to join a BCS choir.
Covid-19 Safety Measures
We ask choir members to follow Mycenae House Covid-19 safety measures to help protect each other and staff.
BCS will be implementing additional measures to make our rehearsals a safe place where everyone feels comfortable to return to singing. We ask choir members to follow the guidance below:
If you are feeling unwell or displaying any Covid-19 symptoms, please do not attend choir rehearsals
We kindly ask choir members to take a lateral flow test no more than 72 hours before each rehearsal. However, this is not compulsory
Rehearsals will be socially distanced where possible and windows will be kept open, so please ensure you are suitably dressed for cool weather!
Please remember to keep a safe distance from other choir members when entering and exiting rehearsal rooms
Choir members are welcome to wear a mask when singing if they wish and hand sanitiser will be available for use in rehearsal rooms
If you have attended a choir rehearsal and later develop symptoms or receive a positive test result, please inform Mycenae House as soon as possible on 020 8858 1749
All choir members are asked to comply with the above guidance of Mycenae House and BCS and are responsible for their own health and safety before, during and after each rehearsal.
Covid-19 safety measures will be reassessed at intervals during the term and in accordance with government guidance.