Join the Arun Choral Society

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“It is pure enjoyment to make music together”

Choir member

Do you enjoy the moments when you sing away to yourself whilst working or washing up? If the answer is yes, we encourage you to join Arun Choral Society and sing with us on Monday evenings!

It doesn't matter whether you're a singer with over 20 years experience or you've just started getting into it, we would love to welcome you to our society.  Our diverse society has a wide age range from 17 years old to well ... a little bit older!

If you don't wish to sing, you could become a patron...

I wanted to meet some new people, because we’ve recently moved to the area
— Choir member

Where and when are our rehearsals

We rehearse every Monday from 7.30pm at the Arundel Church of England Primary School on Jarvis Road, BN18 9HT.

Join us for a trial session

We understand joining a new group can be daunting, but we're here to help you get started! When you arrive at your first rehearsal, introduce yourself to anyone and they will help you with everything you need - from music to explaining what happens. Your trial session won't cost you a penny!

If you have any questions before you visit us, Lorraine Goodwin - our membership secretary - is more than happy to help answer them:


“The choir allows me to forget the stresses of work and just sing. It's been great!”

Choir member

Annual membership

Our annual subscription is currently £90 payable at the start of our singing year in September. This does not include the cost of musical scores, but these can usually be hired for a nominal amount.

Frequently asked questions

Will I need to read music?

No, you don't need to be able to read music. Some members can read music, many of us have some knowledge of how to read a score, but it has generally been learned after years singing with choirs.

I don’t read music, so the rehearsals are very important to me. Joe (the musical director) is very good with this. I enjoy learning and it’s a great sense of satisfaction.
— Choir member

Will I have to do an audition?

No, you won't have to do an audition. After having attended for a few weeks, we will ask you to sing something of your choice privately, in front of a small assessment panel. This is just to check that you are singing in the right voice range.

Will everybody laugh at me because I get it wrong?

If we laughed at everyone who got it wrong, we would be laughing all night. Monday rehearsals are the time to get it wrong, that is how we learn; and when we get it right, it's a wonderful feeling.

Get in touch

We're a friendly bunch and would love for you to join our choral society. If you have any other questions or just want to chat with us before you make a decision, please contact Orla Brownbill - our membership secretary: