Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Pop Chorus runs for a minimum of 38 weeks throughout the year, plus optional opportunities to perform on additional dates.

 There are three terms in the year starting in September, January and – following the Easter break – in April.

We break for one week during school half terms in October and February, Whitsun week, for three weeks at Christmas, two weeks at Easter and the six-week school Summer holidays.

 

Full adult membership

Full adult membership is £225 per year (minimum of 38 weeks @ £5.92 per class)

Pay termly at £75

By Standing Order for three payments on 1st Sept, 1st Jan & 1st May or

Bank transfer, Cheque payable to Pop Chorus, or in cash.

Concessionary membership

Concessionary membership (60+ or full time education) is £150 per year (minimum of 38 weeks @ £3.94 per class)

Pay termly at £50 per term

Standing order for three payments on 1st Sept, 1st Jan & 1st May or

Bank transfer, Cheque payable to Pop Chorus, or cash.

 

Pop Chorus Juniors

Pop Chorus Juniors membership is £255 per year (minimum of 38 weeks @ £6.71 per class).

Pay termly at £85 per term

Standing order for three payments on 1st Sept, 1st Jan & 1st May or

Bank transfer, Cheque payable to Pop Chorus, or cash.

Additional sibling(s) discounted by £45 to £210 (minimum of 38 @ £5.52 per class)

Family discount – if you have two or more immediate family members (parents, partner/spouse, or children) in any Pop Chorus or Pop Chorus Juniors classes, a further 10% discount will be applied to your overall subscription total.

e.g.:

  • A couple will receive £15 off their termly subscription total
  • A parent and child will receive £16 off termly subscription total
  • 2 x adults and 1 child would receive £23.50 discount off termly subscription total
  • 1 adult & 2 children would receive £23 discount off termly subscription total
  • 2 adults & 2 children would receive a £30.50 discount on overall termly subscription total

Pop Chorus will accept new members up to 3 weeks into a new term and a discount will be applied for missed sessions if they sign up. (£6 per session full membership £4 per session concession £7 per session Pop Chorus Juniors.

If you decide to cancel your membership prior to the end of a term and you have paid for a full term, no refunds will be given.

If you decide to cancel your membership prior to the end of term and you have an outstanding balance for the term, you will be billed for the remainder of the term that you started. Standing order payments must be cancelled.

 

What does my subscription include:

  • Each paying member is entitled to attend 1 class per week at any venue, or time of day. Any additional classes must be paid for, on attendance, at the weekly rates below:

Full membership £6

Concessionary £4

Juniors £7

  • Each 1.5 hour class (1 hour for Juniors) includes vocal warm ups, a varied repertoire of songs to sing and instruction in vocal harmony and techniques, with a short break in the middle.
  • Adult classes receive access to the Pop Chorus website members’ area where you can download resources including voice part recordings and lyric sheets of songs arranged for Pop Chorus members by the Choir Director.
  • Members over the age of 13 can join the Pop Chorus group members page on Facebook.
  • The opportunity to perform in an annual summer concert and biannual Christmas concert.
  • The opportunity to audition for solo/ensemble parts in Pop Chorus performances.

 

What doesn’t my subscription include?

  • Members wishing to participate in Pop Chorus performances will need to purchase a T-shirt priced at £15 for adults and £10 for children.
  • Pop Chorus is striving to be a paperless environment therefore our resources are available to members in a digital format. However, we appreciate that some of our members for a number of reasons may not have access to specific technology to match this aspiration. Therefore, we can offer a printed lyric sheet pack at the beginning of term at a cost of £3 to those who really need it.
  • Members who would like recordings put onto CD need to provide the Choir Director with a blank CD-R at the start of each term.

 

Cancelled or changed classes

At least once per year Pop Chorus may bring choirs together to sing (Big Sing) and these events may replace your normal scheduled weekly rehearsal and due to the combined size of the choirs, a at suitable alternative local venue. All members will be invited to attend the Big Sing. If the Big Sing clashes with your usual class time, you are entitled to attend any other class free of charge at your convenience. Big Sing days of the week will vary so as not to impact on the same classes.

If your usual class falls on a bank holiday date then you are entitled to attend any other class free of charge at your convenience.

If classes are cancelled due to illness or acts of God (extreme weather etc) then Pop Chorus will endeavour to provide alternative rehearsal time over the next two terms. No refunds will be given in any of the above circumstances.

 

Code of Conduct

Pop Chorus aims to create a positive and safe environment for all its members. In order to uphold this, we will treat each other with respect and courtesy to ensure an enjoyable experience for all.

Any form of negative behaviour towards others, including members and staff, both written or verbally, during rehearsals or performances, could lead to a cancellation of membership.