Our constitution

The below outlines Quorum’s ideals and purpose:

  • The choir’s full name is Quorum Singers of St Albans (commonly referred to as Quorum)
  • To develop and advance the community’s education and appreciation of music in all aspects, in whatever ways the members see fit, including public performances, and
  • To further charitable purposes (as determined by the members) through providing grants and donations
  • A member can be approved following an audition by the Conductor, and is then duly admitted as a member of Quorum at a committee meeting
  • Members will pay subscriptions as determined by the Committee
  • The Committee has the right to terminate membership of any member, so long as the decision is unanimous by the (uninvoled) Committee members and the member has had the opportunity to be heard by the Committee
  • No individual shall be excluded from Quorum or its Committee on the grounds of sex, race, colour, age, relition, sexual orientation, disability or political affiliation
  • Quorum’s Committee is responsible for arranging concerts, membership, finance and any other operational matters
  • The Committee are elected at the AGM via a majority vote
  • The Committee is made up of the Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, and other members of the choir as required
  • The Committee have the power to raise funds, work with similar charities and appoint advisers as necessary
  • Committee meetings are held when required, with the Chairperson being the primary Chair (or another member in their absence)
  • Meeting minutes must be kept and available to members if requested
  • The AGM should be held in September, with at least 14 days’ warning of the meeting
  • The Treasurer will present the financial accounts for the preceeding year (Financial year ends August 31st)
  • Minutes must be kept
  • EGMs can be held, and should be proposed in writing
  • The income and property of Quorum shall be applied solely for the purposes set out earlier
  • If Quorum is dissolved, any assets remaining shall be transferred to a charitable institution