Auditions: Auditions for new members take place in June-July and early September. Depending on choir membership, auditions may also be held in late December and early January for potential members wishing to join for the second part of the season. To inquire about an audition, please use the form in the “Contact Us” section to get in touch with our membership coordinator.
Returning Annex Singers members who did not sing in any of the previous season’s performances may arrange to audition prior to the first rehearsal of the term in order to rejoin the choir.
Rehearsals: We rehearse on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:45 in the parish hall at St. Thomas’s Anglican Church on Huron Street, just south of Bloor Street. Some additional rehearsals, for sections or for the Annex Chamber Choir, are held a half hour before regular practice. Although we rehearse in St. Thomas’s parish hall, we are not affiliated with any church or religious organization.
Performances: We perform at least three times per year – typically concerts in December and April/May and a cabaret evening at the end of May. The choir takes other opportunities to sing in the community, especially during the Christmas season, and in collaboration with Opera by Request.
Fees: Our membership fee is $230 for the season. For members under the age of thirty, a reduced membership rate of $115 is available. Membership fees are used to defray the cost of rehearsal space, music rental, and other expenses incurred in the running of a choir. Full payment at the start of the choir season in September is preferred; however, if necessary, members may pay in installments of $125 per term (under 30, $65 per term). Payment arrangements should be discussed with the Treasurer upon joining.