Vigo Singers is an amateur all female choir of up to thirty five voices that rehearses on Tuesday evening at
Stansted Village Hall,
Kent, TN15 7PH.
We sing a wide range of music under the leadership of our musical director John Hayden who, for rehearsals, conducts from the piano. We normally perform three major concerts a year with proceeds normally going to local charities. Venues for singing engagements have included Leeds Castle and local churches. Four successful concert tours have also been undertaken; in 2013 to Connemara in Ireland, in 2015 to Charente-Maritime in France; in 2017 to County Kerry in Ireland and in 2019, by popular demand, a return to France. See concert venues on the PAST EVENTS page. New members are welcome subject to our maximum membership of 35 voices. We currently have a few vacancies and would particularly welcome singers in the alto voice range. If you are interested in joining, please contact us for details.
To find out about membership or for any other enquiry e-mail
Vigo Singers has run as an independent choir since 2005 and meets each term for ten or eleven sessions on a Tuesday evening 7.00pm - 8.30pm. Dates are agreed at the beginning of each academic year but may be changed if necessary. Details on the member's notice board The fees are £60* per term and should normally be paid by the third week of the term. Payment by BACS is preferred (payee details from the treasurer) or cheques, payable to Vigo Singers, may be handed to the treasurer. Music scores are normally provided out of the £60 fee and loaned to members. During the loan period (normally the academic term) they remain the member's responsibility.
In order to operate, Vigo Singers needs to gather, store and use certain forms of information about members and other individuals associated with the choir. In accordance with the requirements of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which came into effect on 25 May 2018, Vigo Singers has adopted a formal policy for handling personal data which can be inspected by clicking the link below. This policy ensures that Vigo Singers protects the rights of our members and supporters, complies with data protection law, follows good practice and takes all reasonable measures to protect the group from the risks of a data breach. Similarly, policies have been developed and adopted for Health and Safety and Safeguarding.
At present, performance dress is black skirts, black tops and pink roses or lilac scarves and blue pashminas or red scarves at Christmas. The skirts and tops are bought by individual choir members. Other accessories are provided by the choir and remain part of our stock.
All music is kept in a black A4 folder. The Music Representative, appointed by the committee, will oversee the distribution of music but it is the individual member's responsibility to organise and check their music and report any shortfalls.
Members are encouraged to discuss suggestions or concerns with a member of the committee. Where appropriate issues will be taken up by the committee and, if necessary, passed on to the musical director.
News is generally circulated by e-mail and/or WhatsApp
All choir members will be be provided with a list of choir members. The information contained is confidential within the choir.
The committee is elected from members of the choir and is currently
- Judy (Chairman and library)
- Mo (Secretary)
- Nicky (Treasurer)
- Chris (Concert Manager and vice chair)
- Marion (Music)
- Mariam (Minutes Secretary)
- Cindy (Social Secretary)
- Linda (Deputy Concert Manager)
- Anne R.
- Jane S.
|The committee meets regularly to consider the direction of the choir. Members may view the minutes of these minutes in the Members' Private Area
* Vigo Singers' policy is that the rate of subscription should never be a barrier to individual membership. In case of difficulty, prospective members may apply to the committee for a concessionary reduced subscription. This will be subject to sympathetic review.