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How to join DaleDiva

**STOP PRESS!! Diva Recruitment is open *** Our recruitment programme will be running for a limited time. The chorus has a maximum of 50 members and once these places are filled a waiting list will be compiled.

Prospective Divas are invited to join us at all our weekly Thursday rehearsals. For more details on our audition process please visit the 'Joining DaleDiva' page you will find in the Contact Us section of our website. Then all you need to do is to book your place with Sally, who will be pleased to have a chat with you and answer any further questions you may have.

If you’d like to know more about joining DaleDiva or want to visit a rehearsal contact Sally Bonsall on 07540 944909 or email her at: pukka5757@yahoo.co.uk

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Have you not sung since school or only dare sing in the shower? Would you love to release your inner diva but never really had the chance? If so then joining DaleDiva could be the best thing you ever do! Why not come along and see what we're all about?

Who can be a Diva?

Anyone! As long as you can sing in tune and can hold your voice part whilst someone standing next to you is singing something different. If you are not sure if you can do that, there's is only one way to find out! You don't need any previous musical or singing experience and don't have to read music.

You just need a desire to sing, bags of enthusiasm, be willing to work as part of a team - and have fun!

If you've been part of a choir, or performed before, that's a bonus and we'll welcome your experience - but if you haven't we'll soon help you get the hang of it.

Our chorus is open to women aged 16 and over.

Come along and join us

If you're interested in finding out more before taking the next step you're welcome to come and see us in action at one of our weekly rehearsals at Matlock Bath Holy Trinity Church, Derby Road, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3PU

We rehearse every Thursday from 7.30pm to 10pm and if you're planning a visit just give Sally Bonsall a ring on 07540 944909 or email her at: pukka5757@yahoo.co.uk

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Auditions

We're a popular chorus which through hard work and enthusiasm has reached award-winning standard - that's why we have to hold auditions.

But don't worry - our audition process is very friendly and informal and is as much a chance for you to see if DaleDiva is right for you as it is about you being right for DaleDiva.

Stage 1

Your first audition includes singing a few scales and a few lines from a song of your own choice as well as 'Happy Birthday'. This allows our musical director to assess which of the four vocal parts you're most suited to - bass, baritone, lead or tenor.

Stage 2

You'll be given two songs to learn well enough that you can sing them without having the words or music in front of you – just as we perform in the Divas. After about three weeks you'll be asked to sing these songs to our musical director with three Divas making up the other vocal parts plus one more in your part to support you if necessary. This is done in a quiet room away from the rest of the chorus. This exercise is simply to see if you can 'stay in your part' without being distracted while hearing the three other parts sing around you – an important part of our style of singing. Our musical director will give you immediate feedback about your performance.

You'll be encouraged to come along to weekly rehearsals between the two audition stages to get to know us a bit better, ask questions, get any support and advice you may need – and have fun! Your will be assigned a mentor and a chorus buddy to help you throughout your journey with us.