The following notes aim to provide choir members with some general information about our choir. New members may find this information particularly useful. Please contact your voice rep if there are any other matters you wish to discuss.
Concert Dress for June 23rd 2018:
Black skirt, dress or trousers, ankle-length. Plain-coloured top with sleeves no shorter than elbow-length.
Dark shoes and very small bags.
Scarves will not be worn for this concert.
Black trousers and plain-coloured shirt or tee shirt. Sleeves elbow-length or longer.
Everyone - please keep water bottles out of sight
We normally hire music for the duration of rehearsals for a concert and up to the concert itself. Music is issued by the librarian at the start of each term and it then becomes the responsibility of each member to look after their own copies. There is a flat rate of £3 per member per term to cover music hire which is payable to the librarian when music is issued.
Members are encouraged to mark the copies where instructed in pencil and to remove markings with a rubber when no longer needed. Post-it notes and paperclips can be used to mark pages but must be removed after the concert and prior to returning books to the librarian. All music must be returned to the librarian promptly after each concert.
Subscriptions are currently £80 for the year or £40 for one term only. These can be paid either at once in October or in two installments, payable in October and January.
|Half-year only||£40||October or January|
Gift Aid, a scheme operated by HM Revenue and Customs for charities like SCS, allows tax to be reclaimed at the basic rate for monetary donations. This increases the value of donations at no extra cost to the donor. Under new guidelines from HMRC relating to subscriptions we can now claim back a percentage of the tax paid on membership subscriptions, that which remains after the 'tuition' element has been deducted. This is because there is deemed to be a certain level of tuition provided with choir membership, which would be classed as a benefit and therefore ineligible for Gift Aid.
For UK taxpayers who wish to giftaid their subscription there is a declaration form and further information for download here.
For further information on Gift Aid please refer to the following links: