City Chorus is a friendly, hard working choir, open to all with no audition. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in the city 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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City Chorus – 2020 Subscriptions
1.Level of subscriptions: January 2020
Annual membership is paid on a calendar year basis with renewal for existing members falling due at the start of the year. Please pay your subscriptions on or before Friday 31st January.
We encourage all members who can afford it to pay the full subscription rates. A concessionary rate is available for those of limited means(1) who would find the full rates unaffordable. The committee is happy to consider any cases of hardship.
3.Ways in which you can pay
On-line payment – our preferred method for the payment of your subscription is on-line:
Bank name: Barclays Bank plc
Bank sort code: 20-32-06
Bank account number: 30626511
Bank account name: City Chorus
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 Treasurer, confirming the amount and dates of payment.
Other methods of payment:
Cheque – make out your cheque to “City Chorus” and hand to the Treasurer
Cash – we do accept cash
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.
4.Spreading the payment into three instalments
Choir members who want to commit to join for the full year may spread the cost of a year’s membership into three payments:
- Full members may split the £219 cost for the year into three payments of £73
- Concessionary members may split the £156 cost for the year into three payments of £52.
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 21st January, 11th February and 10th March.
Once you have set up the three payments please email the Treasurer confirming the amounts and dates of payment.
The Choir’s Treasurer is Angus Bantock. You can contact him at [email protected] or in the break at rehearsals.
5.Requirement to purchase concert tickets
Each member of the choir is required to purchase two tickets for each concert (at £10 each(2)). 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 term can also benefit from the lower charges by receiving a rebate of £24 next January for full members (£12 for concessionary members) against their 2021 subscription if they re-join next term for the full 2021 year.
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 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
(1) May include those in low paid jobs at the start of their working lives, those not in work, or those on means tested benefits
(2) At the April Centenary Concert, ticket prices are £10 and £20. For this concert choir members may use their ticket allocation to exchange for two £10 tickets or for one £20 ticket.