Joining the Choir

The New Members' Form provides the committee with the essential information that allows us to contact you, (by email on all choir-wide routine matters), but by telephone should that be necessary. We ask for your address for postal contacts and also request the telephone number in case of an accident or other incident. All personal details are collected under our GDPR policy which ensures that we do not disclose your information to anyone outside those members of the committee who may require data to ensure the choir can organise rehearsals and concerts. If you have just joined the society or have been with us for a trial period and now wish to join as a member, please complete the new members' form which you can download here:  NEW MEMBERS FORM.

 Subscriptions are due each year in September, (the choir year is September to June, typically).  The subscription rate varies with age and also allows a discount for couples and for early payment. The rates are shown on the Home Page of this website. If you join the choir after Christmas, our Treasurer, Stephen Caldwell, will advise on the applicable rate of the subscription for the reduced period.

 Internal Communication.   For speed, as well as to minimise costs, email is the default means of communication across the society. Emails will include messages from the Chairman, communications about rehearsals and concerts, papers for the AGM etc. Where members do not have an email address we will send information by post where distribution at a rehearsal is not feasible.

Changes to email addresses.  If any member changes their email address it is important that the General Secretary, Barny Heywood is notified, at email: Those who are Friends of Scunthorpe Choral Society should notify Meg Burton (Friends Membership Secretary) at


Society Funds

Scunthorpe Choral Society seldom makes a profit from membership fees or concert ticket sales. We depend upon supplementary forms of income to ensure that the society remains financially viable.  You, as a member, may be able to assist the society by joining the Medley, joining Lincs Lotto, (nominating the choir as a beneficiary), or by completing a gift aid form. Details of these schemes are given below:

The Medley is a monthly lottery run within the society that assists with choir funds. Members joining the Medley will pay £12 each year whilst a draw each month will provide one member of the medley with £0.50 multiplied by the number of choir members in the scheme. (For example, 30 members provides a £15 prize each month).  An on-line application form to join, rejoin or renew your Medley membership is available here:

Alternatively you may download and print the form here:  MEDLEY APPLICATION

Lincs Lotto is a community fund-raising initiative organised by and on behalf of North Lincs Council. A monthly subscription provides funds to the Lottery which is drawn regularly. In addition to the chance to win, members can be assured that a percentatge of their subscription will find its way back to this society.  More information about Lincs Lotto can be accessed here:  LINCS LOTTO

Gift Aid Declaration

Some payments made to Scunthorpe and District Choral Society may be deemed to be donations to the charity and are eligible to be subject to claims for Gift Aid. Members completing a Gift Aid declaration are enabling the Society to claim £0.25 on every £1.00 donated. If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider completing the Gift Aid Declaration, linked below, and returning it to the Treasurer to enable this claim to be made on your behalf:  GIFT AID DECLARATION


Choraline has a great many resources which members may find useful. They also provide links to to many other organisations at