Can anybody join the Caravan Club singers?
Yes. We are committed to the belief that anyone and everyone should be given the opportunity to make music and this open-access approach has enabled groups like The Caravan Club Singers to flourish and to achieve remarkable standards over a relatively short period of time.
Do I need to audition?
No. The Caravan Club Singers is open to the whole family and we endeavour to satisfy the expectations of both the experienced singer and the complete novice alike. You don’t need a strong voice and it’s fine to miss out
bits that feel too difficult. Every contribution is valued. Give what you can and take what you want from it.
Do I need to be able to read music?
No. Choir members range from complete beginners to experienced aural learners to experienced music readers. You will be amazed at how much musical knowledge and singing technique you will pick up over time.
Which voice part should I join?
If you are unsure which voice part to join you could simply try singing one voice part for a while; if you feel
the range is too high or too low for you, then you can change to another voice part. Women often sing Tenor and some men sing Alto.
What type of music do you sing?
Our repertoire is very broad with songs from Mozart to Westlife, from Gospel to Jazz to Songs From The Shows.
Unlike most choirs, audio music files are provided for everything we sing which enables new comers to familiarise themselves with the repertoire and provides a much needed aide memoire in between our rallies and rehearsals.
Do you do choreographed dance moves like Rock Choir?
No. That’s just not our thing. We do work on every element of ‘performance’ such as engaging with an audience and conveying the mood and content of a song. We ‘feel’ what we are singing and occasionally put in the odd finger click!
How often do you perform?
About twice or three times a year – annually at the National Caravan Rally (May Bank holiday) and usually at other celebratory Centre Rallies. Most members enjoy performing and we often find our performances develop into a social occasion.
Where do you rehearse?
Members of the choir come from all over the country and rallies are sited around the middle of the country so that no one has to travel from one end of the UK to the other. We usually rehearse in village halls or schools