Come along to see and hear us?
If you are thinking that you’d like to hear and see what The Rivertones sound like (and look like in the flesh!!), with a view to joining us - or booking us for that very special unusual treat for a birthday, anniversary, wedding or any 'special' event you can think of
- then please come along, relax, sit back and have a listen to us. There is no pressure or commitment to anything by visiting us.
We welcome potential singers. We meet every Thursday at Oakwood Church Centre, Obridge Road, Taunton, TA2 7PU between 7pm and 9.45pm. View on map
Weekly rehearsals begin at 7:00pm. The start of the evening usually involves a vocal warm-up. New songs are practised sometimes with section rehearsals. We have a short break usually around 8.30pm during which any business is addressed. The rehearsal continues from 8.45pm until 9.45pm with songs from our repertoire.
During this time we could talk to you personally to hear of your thoughts and ask if you’d like to learn to sing with the chorus or you may have come along just to get a flavour of what we sound like. We could help you to find out if you are a lead or tenor, bass or baritone, either on your first visit or later on. We can also provide you with a folder containing the music of our repertoire to help you follow what we are singing, although you don't need to be able to read music to become one of The Rivertones.
It’s completely up to you! If you return, we will give you a voice assessment, which is nothing scary, and offer you a set of teaching materials of words, music and teach tracks. These methods are used by the singers to learn their parts. Each section (lead, tenor, bass and baritone has a section leader who will support you during your voice assessment and in the future.
If you have any questions regarding membership or an enquiry regarding a visit please use our Contact form or alternatively ring Peter Elliston, our Membership Secretary, on 01823 256656. For any enquiries regarding a booking please ring our Bookings Officer/Singout Secretary Graham Blight on 01823 461229.