Sing with us
We welcome enquiries from singers interested in taking part in HELIOS performances. HELIOS is an 'invitation' choir; for each concert we put together an ensemble balanced for blend and numbers, and appropriate for the repertoire. We always schedule at least one concert each year for larger-scale vocal forces, however other events might need as few as twelve voices. Musically we set high standards; we aim to produce a wide range of stylish and well-crafted concerts, but we are also friendly and modern.
For more details of how we work, read the FAQs page. If you're still interested, you can apply online for an audition, to allow the director to meet and hear you. It will be as informal as possible and will not be in public! You are also welcome to join in a rehearsal beforehand.
Our aims are:
- Stimulating repertoire, well-researched
- Musical performance to a high standard
- Communication with the audience
- Modern design and image
- Rehearsals tailored to each performance
- Balance of voices tailored to each performance
- Opportunities for solos and semi-chorus
- Minimimum costs required from performers
- Flexibility of approach
We are also happy to hear from you if you are a solo singer looking for engagements. We occasionally use professional soloists for our larger concerts, and we'll happily keep your details on our books. Write to our director with an introductory letter and a CV - look at the contacts page for addresses.