Join Us

rehearsal2New members are always welcome. If you're lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and have the desire to sing, come along to one of our rehearsals. We’re of mixed backgrounds and abilities – you’re not expected to have any experience, to read music, or to have an audition (although our musical director will need to check which section you’ll be singing in). You just need to have a desire to sing and learn, and we provide practice tracks so that you can learn between rehearsals.

tea break

Singing is thirsty work so we have a short break during practice and often afterwards we'll share a drink or two at a gay-friendly pub. 

Private lessons are also available at a very modest cost.

If you’d like to see if we’re right for you, why not come along to one of our rehearsals and give it a go? It won’t cost you anything and singing in a choir is a very supportive environment.

Supporting The Chorus

Membership is just £5.50 per week (payable by monthly standing order), which is great value compared to some rock and pop choirs, who charge up to double that. The subscription covers the costs of buying music, rehearsal premises hire, refreshments, professional fees, publicity and other sundry costs. Concessions are considered on a case-by-case basis.

However, we also look for funding from elsewhere to ensure that membership is affordable to all. If you are interested in sponsoring TVGC then please contact us - all sponsors will be acknowledged in our publicity. Supporters who can offer other forms of assistance are also welcome – such as helping to advertise us, helping with the web pages or stewarding at our concerts. Friends and supporters are welcome to visit and sit in on rehearsals.

Where We Rehearse

During the rehearsal period we practice Sunday afternoons - normally 16:00-18:00 but we start at 15:00 occasionally, particularly as we near a concert.

We currently rehearse at:

New Bridge Nursery School
Montague Street
Caversham
Reading
RG4 5AU

If you would like to know more before you decide to come along, then contact us using this form.