City Chorus is a friendly, hard working choir, open to all with no audition. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings near Bank station and perform several times a year in beautiful venues.
Our musical director is Paul Ayres and our accompanist (piano and organ) is Philip Shannon. Our concerts feature top professional musicians.
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We look forward to seeing you soon!
The concessionary rate is available to those under the age of 30, full-time students, those receiving state benefits (including anyone unemployed), and those over State retirement age. Please talk to the committee if you need to make a special case. We want you to sing with us!
We are also very grateful to all those members who choose to pay the full rate even when they could pay the concessionary rate. Thank you for your support!
2. Ways in which you can pay
On-line payment – our preferred method for the payment of your subscription is on-line:
o Bank name: Barclays Bank plc
o Bank sort code: 20-32-06
o Bank account number: 30626511
o Bank account name: City Chorus
o Reference: Please show your name, so we know that it is you who made the payment
Once you have set up your payment please email Angus Bantock, the Assistant Treasurer, confirming the amount and dates of payment.
Other methods of payment:
o Cheque – make out your cheque to “City Chorus” and hand to the Assistant Treasurer
o Cash – we do accept cash although this is not our preferred method.
o PayPal – we accept PayPal payment (via the City Chorus website). Please note that an administrative fee will be added to the subscription totals shown above as we incur commission on sums received.
3. Spreading the payment into three instalments
Choir members who want to commit to join for the full year in 2017 may spread the cost of a year’s membership into three payments:
o Full members may split the £200 cost for the year into three payments of £66.67.
o Concessionary members may split the £145 cost for the year into three payments of £48.33.
If you want to pay in this way, please do this on-line (bank details shown above) showing your name on the on-line payment, and please schedule the payments on 17 January, 7 February and 7 March.
Once you have set up the three payments please email the Assistant Treasurer confirming the amounts and dates of payment.
4. Contact details
The Choir’s Treasurer is Debra Wood and the Assistant Treasurer is Angus Bantock. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the break at rehearsals.
5. Requirement to purchase tickets
Each ordinary member of the choir is required to purchase two tickets for each concert (at £10 each). We keep the process simple by collecting the amount for tickets at the time that you pay your subscription, and the cost of these tickets is included in the amounts payable which we have shown overleaf. We will hand you your tickets two or three weeks before each concert. Of course we hope that you will buy more than two tickets for each concert, and encourage you to sell as many tickets as you can to friends, family and colleagues.
6. Joiners in the Summer and Autumn terms
Annual subscriptions are paid on a calendar year basis. Members who join the City Chorus, paying for a full year in advance benefit from a lower subscription. To ensure that new joiners in the Summer and Autumn terms are treated fairly, joiners in the Summer term also benefit from the lower charges if they commit to join for two terms. New joiners in the Autumn 2016 term can also benefit from the lower charges by receiving a rebate of £20 for full members (£12 for concessionary members) in January against their 2017 subscription if they rejoin for the full 2017 year.
7. Gift Aid
The choir is able to reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 of subscriptions, for those members who have signed a Gift Aid form. To ensure that our records are up to date, when you pay your 2016 subscription could you provide to the Assistant Treasurer the following:
• Confirm whether you are tax paying in the current tax year, and conform to the statement that “I
am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the
current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations it is my responsibility to
pay any difference”
• Provide your current address if you have moved house since you signed a gift aid form
Angus Bantock, Assistant Treasurer, September 2017
1 Concessionary rates are available for the unemployed, full-time students or those in receipt of a State retirement pension. Cases of hardship will be considered by the committee. However if you fall into one of these categories but can afford the full membership we encourage you to consider paying the full subscription rates.
1. Subscriptions September 2017.