Our main goals are to have fun singing and in doing so to entertain others. To that end we have a dedicated and talented Musical Director and an equally dedicated and talented rehearsal pianist. Although we have fun, we are, on the other hand, very serious about putting on quality productions so even if you are not especially talented, we do require you to be dedicated.Rehearsals
These take place every Monday from 8 – 10pm at JESS (Jumeirah English Speaking School, Al Safa). The frequency of rehearsals may increase as the production date approaches.
History of the Dubai Singers
The origins of the Dubai Singers are lost in the mists of time, but the embryonic group which was to become the Dubai Singers initially formed in someone’s living room round the piano. The Singers evolved into the Dubai and Sharjah Singers (with occasional orchestra) who, along with Dubai Drama Group, formed the basis of the Dubai expat community culture! The name of Sharjah was dropped because of an objection from the Dubai Municipality! The Dubai Singers have put on many wonderful performances including Messiah, Requiems by many composers, a whole raft of operettas and musicals, joint shows with the Dubai Drama Group, support group for visiting opera professionals;and much much more
MembershipTo join the Dubai Singers, please come to a rehearsal and introduce yourself. You will be asked to fill in a membership form and the annual subscription is Dhs 200/-. There are no auditions except for principal parts and solos. Sheet music is provided free of charge and must be returned. On some occasions you will be asked to pay for the music, but you will have the opportunity to sell it back to the society later.Concert DressFor formal concerts, ladies wear black ankle length skirts or black trousers and a white top, with sleeves at least elbow length. Gents wear black trousers, dinner jacket and black bow tie. We use black folders to carry our music. At Christmas we ask the ladies to wear red tops while the gents wear white shirts without the jackets and brighten themselves up with a Christmassy bow tie.