Welcome to the revised "British Choirs on the Net" website. British Choirs on the Net has achieved an enviable reputation as the premier 'listings' website for British and International Choirs. It also remains predominantly a free listing service 'serving the Choral Tradition'. As it continues to develop (and take up more web hosting space) some fee based listings will be introduced for specialist areas together with limited merchandising & sponsorship opportunities (see below). However the site content and direction remains primarily shaped by its contributors (albeit with editorial veto). My thanks to Rod Cuff for creating and maintaining the site over the first 7 years, and for entrusting me with the future of the web site. Thanks also to those who have offered their best wishes in this new venture, particularly Tim Ault from Gerontius.net and also Michael Dillon of McDill Design for the gift of the BCN logo.

Supporting British Choirs on the Net If you would like to help support British Choirs on the Net there are a number of methods to do so, either directly or indirectly. The Travel and Tour page of the website is a subscription listing for providers of choir travel services. The annual subscription fee is 100.00 for the initial year and then 90.00 for any subsequent continuing year. The basic premise is to enable choirs and choral societies to list freely while charging appropriate rates for online marketing of services that gain revenue from their involvement with choirs. Other advertising options are available for Choir Uniforms and promotional Garments and Staging and Ticketing.

British Choirs on the Net is the UK's largest online choral resource and maintains a very high ranking on web site search engines. This rank plus good publicity results in high monthly statistics for hits and visits to the site. To view web site statistics please visit http://webstats.spn.kcom.com/www.choirs.org.uk/

'British Choirs on the Net' is a signatory to the Music Manifesto.

 

The music manifesto is about creating more music for more people. It offers a strategy and set of priorities for the next three to five years, focusing on children and young people. Developed by a sixty-strong coalition of musicians, composers, educators, music industry representatives and policy makers, the music manifesto has been designed to be a living, interactive resource, owned by all those who sign up to it. At the heart of the music manifesto is a determination that all those involved in music education should work together to deliver musical opportunities for young people. We intend it to be a benchmark for future activities across the music sector. We hope that it will act as a spur for those who want to contribute to music education but don't know how, and we believe that it will help both to nurture diversity and to channel it, so that activities are mutually reinforcing. In short, it is intended to celebrate, articulate, motivate and recruit! 'British Choirs on the Net' seeks to ensure, where possible, that Vocal music is a priority within the Music Manifesto and that Choral Music 'for all' is an important element in any subsequent National Vocal Strategy  

 

Phillip Tolley 

Contacts:

Mobile: 07899 860351 (please leave message - voice or text)

Postal mail: 65-67 Caefelin Street, Llanhillleth, Abertillery, Gwent NP13 2JQ

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A message from Rod Cuff, creator of BCN.

 

Seven years after I created British Choirs on the Net, which grew beyond my wildest imaginings, I've finally had to acknowledge that I no longer have the time to maintain it properly, and I've now passed it over to a new owner -- Phillip Tolley. To my many hundreds of correspondents and contributors over the past 7 years -- my greetings and thanks. Please continue to use and add to BCN for many years to come.

Rod Cuff rodcuff@sfep.net 1 August 2002