The application forms to join DCJC can be found by
clicking HERE and Schola Exe
receipt of your application form, Rachel will contact you and
make the necessary arrangements for your child's first
practice with the choir.
A high level of commitment is sought following a simple voice
test, which takes place as soon as possible after your child
has attended his or her first choir practice. The test
consists of some simple voice and ear tests and singing a
Following a successful voice test, new members undergo a
probationary term in which his/her suitability for DCJC/Schola
Exe is monitored. This is not exclusively musical; a good
grasp of choral discipline is expected and a responsible
attitude towards his/her own learning as well as others.
Behaviour and interaction with other members of the choir is
also considered. We would expect most members to successfully
complete this and if there is any cause for concern, this will
be communicated to the child and his/her parents so that
issues can be addressed. Occasionally, however, it becomes
clear that DCJC/Schola Exe is not the right environment for a
particular child and withdrawal from the choir is required.
Please note that membership of DCJC/Schola Exe is solely at
the music staff's discretion and they reserve the right to
request the withdrawal of a child at any time.
The choir is entirely financially dependent upon grants and
donations. If your child is successful in gaining a place in
DCJC/Schola Exe, you will be given further details about the
choir, including how to make donations.
It is possible to join at any time, not just at the start of a
term or a school year, so you don't need to wait to apply or
join, you can do so now!