Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions 

Pop Voices runs for a minimum of 38 weeks throughout the year, plus optional opportunities to perform on additional dates.

There are three terms in the year starting in September, January and – following the Easter break – in April.

We break for one week during school half terms in October and February, Whitsun week, for three weeks at Christmas, two weeks at Easter and the six-week school Summer holidays.

Full adult membership

Full adult membership is £240 per year (minimum of 38 weeks @ £6.31 per class)

Pay termly at £80

By Standing Order for three payments on 1st Sept, 1st Jan & 1st May or

Bank transfer, Cheque payable to Pop Voices Ltd, or in cash.

Concessionary membership

Concessionary membership (65+ or full time education) is £180 per year (minimum of 38 weeks @ £4.73 per class)

Pay termly at £60 per term

Standing order for three payments on 1st Sept, 1st Jan & 1st May or

Bank transfer, Cheque payable to Pop Voices Ltd, or cash.

Pop Voices Youth

Pop Voices Youth membership is £255 per year (minimum of 38 weeks @ £6.71 per class).

Pay termly at £85 per term

Standing order for three payments on 1st Sept, 1st Jan & 1st May or

Bank transfer, Cheque payable to Pop Voices Ltd, or cash.

Family discount – if you have two or more immediate family members (parents, partner/spouse, or children) in any Pop Voices or Pop Voices Youth classes, a further 10% discount will be applied to your overall subscription total.

Pop Voices will accept new members up to 3 weeks into a new term and a discount will be applied for missed sessions if they sign up. (£6 per session full membership £5 per session concession £7 per session Pop Voices Youth).

If you decide to cancel your membership prior to the end of a term and you have paid for a full term, no refunds will be given.

If you decide to cancel your membership prior to the end of term and you have an outstanding balance for the term, you will be billed for the remainder of the term that you started. Standing order payments must be cancelled.

What does my subscription include:

  • Each paying member is entitled to attend 1 class per week at any venue, or time of day. Any additional classes must be paid for, on attendance, at the weekly rates below:

Full membership £6

Concessionary £5

Juniors £7

  • Each 1.5 hour class (1 hour for Youth groups) includes vocal warm ups, a varied repertoire of songs to sing and instruction in vocal harmony and techniques, with a short break in the middle.
  • Adult classes receive access to the Pop Voices website members’ area where you can download resources including voice part recordings and lyric sheets of songs arranged for Pop Voices members by the Choir Director.
  • Members over the age of 13 can join the Pop Voices group members page on Facebook.
  • The opportunity to perform in an annual summer concert and biannual Christmas concert.
  • The opportunity to audition for solo/ensemble parts Pop Voices performances.

What doesn’t my subscription include?

  • Members wishing to participate in Pop Voices performances will need to purchase a T-shirt priced at £15 for adults and £10 for children.
  • Pop Voices is striving to be a paperless environment therefore our resources are available to members in a digital format. However, we appreciate that some of our members for a number of reasons may not have access to specific technology to match this aspiration. Therefore, we can offer a printed lyric sheet pack at the beginning of term at a cost of £3 to those who really need it.
  • Members who would like recordings put onto CD need to provide the Choir Director with a blank CD-R at the start of each term.

Cancelled or changed classes

At least once per year Pop Voices may bring choirs together to sing (Big Sing) and these events may replace your normal scheduled weekly rehearsal and due to the combined size of the choirs, a at suitable alternative local venue. All members will be invited to attend the Big Sing. If the Big Sing clashes with your usual class time, you are entitled to attend any other class free of charge at your convenience. Big Sing days of the week will vary so as not to impact on the same classes.

If your usual class falls on a bank holiday date then you are entitled to attend any other class free of charge at your convenience.

If classes are cancelled due to illness or acts of God (extreme weather etc) then Pop Voices will endeavour to provide alternative rehearsal time over the next two terms. No refunds will be given in any of the above circumstances.

Code of Conduct

Pop Voices aims to create a positive and safe environment for all its members. In order to uphold this, we will treat each other with respect and courtesy to ensure an enjoyable experience for all.

Any form of negative or inapprorpaite behaviour towards others, including members and staff, written, verbally or online during rehearsals or performances, could lead to a cancellation of membership

Impact of COVID 19 on services 2020

In September 2020 we will be starting our classes with Virtual sessions only. The prices to join are below:

Concessionary Rate Virtual Membership (65+ or in full time education) £40

Existing members age 60+ who are already paying concessionary rate will continue to do so)

Full Virtual Membership £60

Youth Virtual Membership £65

Family discount – if you have two or more immediate family members (parents, partner/spouse, or children/siblings) in any Pop Voices or Pop Voices Youth classes, a further 10% discount will be applied to your overall subscription total.

If we are able to resume physical classes halfway through the term, it will be on a first come first served basis and may need to be smaller groups with revised hours and locations. Virtual Classes will continue to run in some format until the end of the term for those still unable to attend physical sessions.  More information will be provided when we have it. Anyone attending physical sessions will be asked to top up their subscriptions to the full amount to ensure we have room hire covered.