Our Constitution


1. Name
The name of the society shall be Homerton College Choir (HCC).

2. Aim
The aim of the Society shall be to promote purposeful and enjoyable music making by any singers in the University of Cambridge at the discretion of the Committee.

3. Membership
Membership of the Society shall be open to all members of Cambridge University, Anglia Ruskin University, Addenbrookes and others at the discretion of the Committee, on the payment of a subscription of £5 per year. Membership shall not be refused on grounds of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or political views.

4. The Homerton College Choir
4(1). No member of HCC shall be refused a place because of lack of ability.
4(2). In the interests of balance, the Musical Director may, in the most extreme cases and with the backing of the Committee, ask singers to step down for certain occasions.
4(3). Auditions may be held to assist the Musical Director in determining the ability of individual members. An audition board consisting of three people - the Musical Director, a choir representative and a member of the Committee shall be used.

5. Administration of the Society
The Society shall be administered by a Committee elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Society except for the Musical Director, and President. A Committee elected at an Annual General Meeting shall be responsible for all matters pertaining to the period beginning with the first day of the following Michaelmas Term until the day before the start of the next Michaelmas Term.

6. Committee composition and duties of its members
6(1) The Committee shall consist of eight voting members. The Committee shall be deemed to be quorate when at least 7 of these members are present. All members of the Committee shall be informed of committee meetings in advance. 6(2) There shall be at least two committee meetings per term.
6(3) In the event that the Committee are unable to reach a majority decision on any matter to be decided by them, the Committee shall decide if that matter is a musical or non-musical matter. If it is decided by simple majority that the matter is a musical matter then the Musical Director shall have the casting vote. If it is decided by a simple majority that that the matter is a non-musical matter or if no majority decision as to what the matter concerns may be reached then the Chairperson shall have the casting vote.
6(4) Any HCC member may attend committee meetings to express an opinion provided he/she gives three days notice of such an intention (but he/she shall have no voting rights).
6(5) Any member of the Committee may be called to account for his/her actions at the Annual General Meeting or at an Extraordinary General Meeting subject to the conditions below. If at such a meeting a motion of no confidence is passed against any single member of the Committee or the Committee as a whole then an election shall be held subject to the conditions outlined below.


Homerton College Choir 2008