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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We look forward to seeing you soon!

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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 8th April.


  1. Rebate for existing members

The amounts show in the above table are for those who were not members of the choir in the Spring 2020 term.  For those who paid subscriptions for the 2020 year, we will offer a rebate against that year’s subscriptions reflecting that you will have paid for concert tickets for 3 concerts in the year when we were only able to hold one concert in December 2021.  In addition, 2020 members who did not join in 2021 will have paid for rehearsals in the summer and autumn terms in 2020 which did not take place.

We will contact you individually if you are affected.



  1. Concessions

We encourage all members who can afford it to pay the full subscription rates.  A concessionary rate is available for those of limited means[2] who would find the full rates unaffordable.  The committee is happy to consider any cases of hardship.



  1. 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 confirming the amount and dates of payment.  



Other methods of payment:

  • Cheque – if you do need to pay by cheque  then please make it payable to “City Chorus” and email the Treasurer requesting his mailing address.

  • Cash

Please note that we no longer accept payment via PayPal.



  1. 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 two payments:

  • Full members may split the cost for the year into two payments of £75 

  • Concessionary members may split the cost for the year into three payments of £54.

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 8th April and 8th May.

Once you have set up the two payments please email the Treasurer confirming the amounts and dates of payment.



  1. Contact details

The Choir’s Treasurer is Angus Bantock.You can contact him at or in the break at rehearsals.



  1. Requirement to purchase concert tickets

When concerts are taking place each member of the choir is required to purchase two tickets for each concert (at £10 each[3]).  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.


In 2022 the requirement to purchase concert tickets is affected (for those who were members in Spring 2020) by the fact that we were unable to stage concerts between March 2020 and July 2021.  So you may not need to pay for concert tickets for this term – if you are affected, we will contact you.



  1. 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. 


Those who joined in the Autumn 2021 term (but not earlier in 2021) can also benefit from a rebate of £24 for full members (£12 for concessionary members) against your 2021 subscription if you rejoin for the full 2022 year.






  1. 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 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


March 2022


[1]      For those who were members for the 2020 year, the amount to pay is reduced by a rebate offered for rehearsals and concert tickets paid for in 2020 which did not take place.  We will contact 2020 members separately with details.

[2]      May include those in low paid jobs at the start of their working lives, those not in work, or those on means tested benefits

[3]    At the June 2022 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.