Current position (Summer 2020)
There is always a great deal of interest in joining Pitchcraft. When it is appropriate and possible to audition post covid, we currently have space for a maximum of:
3 Soprano 1s
3 Alto 1s, 3 Alto 2s
If you're musically capable and can dedicate time to practising between rehearsals, we'd be pleased to hear from you. Please give details of your music, choir or singing experience on the form here.
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Pitchcraft has no restrictions on race, gender, sexuality, religion or disability. Membership depends on your singing abilities and your willingness to practise.
The song learning is fast paced and the commitment level amongst members is high. There are four essential criteria for membership:
the ability to sing loudly, softly and in tune, without warbles, scoops or uncontrolled vibrato,
a willingness to be physically expressive in your performance of songs,
a willingness to practise between rehearsals and
a willingness to take part in occasional sectional rehearsals outside the weekly rehearsals.
The best choir in Edinburgh?
What really matters is which is the best choir for you. With so many choirs to choose from, there really is something for everyone.
Pitchcraft uses musical scores to learn the songs. The members' area of this website has audio recordings and videos that help everyone learn their parts.
"I had no idea it would be this pace. Brilliant. What a dedicated team!"
Absolutely fantastic. Great people and well thought out. Truly a professional experience."
"You can hear a song sounding amazing very quickly."
"It's so good to have to work at it, and at a decent pace."
"They're a great bunch. Everyone is so welcoming. A lot of really good singers. I'm seriously going to have to do my homework!"
Everyone joining Pitchcraft has to take an audition. This makes sure that everyone can sing well and is going to contribute properly. You'll be asked to sing back notes played or sung to you to check your pitch and range, and to sing a short, well-known song to demonstrate that you can sing with a good, clear tone, on pitch and without any uncontrolled warble or scooping. You can audition before or after your free taster session - it's up to you.
At the audition you will also be asked if you are willing to practise between rehearsals. We've learned that this is an important aspect of Pitchcraft membership.