Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of choir is the Phoenix?

Mixed voice, soprano, alto, tenor, bass. We sing popular golden oldies and some sacred Music too.

Do you have to audition?

No! None of that, just show up and sing. All are welcome to join practise for a couple of weeks before making any kind of commitment to the choir.

Do I need to be able to read music?

No, reading music is an advantage but not a necessity. If you visit one of our practises you will see how all members of the choir need a little help with music every now and then!

How often does the choir meet?

Every Tuesday evening during term-time – we also meet for special rehearals if we have engagements during the holidays but it doesn’t happen often. We meet from 7.30pm to around 9.15 – 9.30pm.

Where does the choir meet?

Our rehearsals rooms are just off the Dublin Road in Belfast City Centre. You can us through the right-hand entrance of the Shaftesbury Square Reformed Presbyterian Church and on the first floor.

How much does it cost?

Our choir subs literally go towards keeping the lights on – £80 per year or £45 per term and you can pay by cash, cheque or bank transfer. All music is provided by the choir.

What should I bring with me?

You don’t need anything special but it helps to bring some water for your throat and a pencil for marking notes on your music.

Do I have to pay straight away?

Not at all – everyone is welcome to join us for two rehearsals before making any kind of commitment.

Do you sing concerts?

Yes we do! The choir has been taking it easy this year as we regroup after covid, but there are usually a number of concerts throughout the year.

Can the choir sing at my event?

Yes! The choir are always open to new opportunities to sing. If you are interested in booking the choir then get in touch through our Facebook page or by emailing and someone will come back to you.

Is there an age limit?

Nope! We welcome all ages to the choir and some of our members have been with us for decades.

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