Frequently Asked Questions

How can I join?

Book a FREE taster session via our Sign Up page.  If you decide it’s not for you, there is no obligation to continue after your taster session.

Are there conditions to joining VOTT?

There are no auditions, or requirements to read music or sing solo. We do however ask that any new members can sing with good pitch, are willing to do a little practice each week to learn their harmonies (all songs are memorised with no music/lyrics used in shows), are willing to sing out, to perform/be confident enough to engage with the music and are able to attend the majority of rehearsals to ensure effective performances. Members must be 18 years old or over.

How much does membership cost?

Following your free taster session, Voice of the Town membership costs £90 per term, which can be paid either in full, or in two instalments of £45. There are three terms per year, each consisting of 12 rehearsals.

What does membership include?

Once you have joined, you’ll gain access to the Members Area on our website, where you can download and access vocal harmony parts (sheet music and vocal guide tracks), rehearsal recordings, backing tracks and vocal scores.

How do you learn songs? Can I have sheet music?

There is no requirement for our members to understand music notation or read music.  We do however use notated parts which have the relevant lyrics, harmonies and directions to each particular section.  Furthermore, we provide fantastic vocal guide tracks, which are mp3 recordings of the harmony parts found in our songs, thus enabling you to learn and memorise them easily.

I’m not very confident/not sure how good my voice is. Can I still join?

A confident, clear voice comes primarily from practicing correct techniques, feeling relaxed and singing with and in front of other people. With Voice of the Town, you’ll get the advice, encouragement, opportunities and support from everyone involved to ensure you feel relaxed and happy.  But we do need you to be willing to sing out, be confident to perform and to give it your best in terms of learning parts!  Furthermore, VOTT song arrangements/harmonies can be a little more challenging than other groups', however it is that approach which has enabled us to do what we've done to date. Singing should be de-stressing, NOT distressing.  So we know if you stick with us and learn your parts, you'll reap the rewards, then some!

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