WITH CONCERT PROMOTERS IN MIND

During the past 40 years, Talgarth Male Choir has performed at about 1,000 different venues…… from the tiniest chapel to the Albert Hall, from the Millennium Stadium to a country marquee, from audiences of 100 to audiences of 70,000.  Each venue poses different logistics for the staging of the choir.

If you have never booked a choir before or organized a charitable event, we have a great deal of experience gathered over the years and would be more than happy to share it with you.

You may wish to consider the following:

PRE CONCERT:

  •  Arrange a meeting (on site) with a representative of the choir.

  • The most important item for the choir is to be able to place the choristers and conductor as comfortably as possible in the space available and to produce a “good sound” on the night!

  • The programme can be discussed. (A concert will normally last for about 1  hours without an interval. Start times can be thought about

  • If there is a piano on site, it can be inspected.

  • Refreshments for the choir can be arranged.

  • Specific repertoire items might be requested or suggested for the programme.

Publicising your concert.

  • Produce a poster and post locally:
    Write a pre-concert release and distribute to local media
    Prepare a concert programme in sufficient numbers for the audience and choir.

  • Send press items "pre & post" to the concert secretary for inclusion on the Choir website.
    Produce smaller “fliers” for handouts at supermarkets and/or thro’ letterboxes.

  • Adequate parking space for cars or coach.

  • Access for electric piano if needed by choir and mains electric socket.

  • A decent tuned piano is usually preferable.

POINTS TO NOTE

  • A start time of 8pm is preferable on weekdays as many choristers have to complete a day’s work. Weekends can be more flexible.

  • Part of the choir ethos is to enjoy post choir events, called “afterglow”. Assistance with finding a suitable pub venue is appreciated. The promoters are always warmly welcomed.

  • A post concert buffet for the choir is welcome particularly if we have travelled a long way

  • The choir expects settlement of fees in advance of a concert or on the day itself.