Constitution

  1. Title
    The name of the Association shall be The University of London Church Choir (hereinafter referred to as "the Association")
  2. Objects
    The objects of the Association shall be to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of liturgical choral music by the provision of such music for Christian Church Services and by the presentation of public concerts and recitals and by such other ways as the Association through its Committee shall from time to time determine.
  3. Membership
    The Members of the Association shall be those who pay the annual subscription at the appropriate rate or rates as shall be determined by the Committee, all subscriptions being payable on or before a date during the autumn term of the University of London's academic year to be determined by the Committee in each such year. Any new member joining during the academic year shall pay a subscription for that year at a rate discounted pro rata determined by the treasurer, whose determination shall be conclusive.
  4. Officers and Committee
    The management of the Association shall be in the hands of a Committee consisting of a Chairman, an Honorary Secretary and an Honorary Treasurer, and not less than three and not more than six other members: Committee members shall be elected for non-specific posts by and out of the Association's members at the Annual General Meeting. At the first committee meeting following an Annual General Meeting, Committee members shall elect from amongst them, firstly a Chairman, and immediately thereafter an Honorary Secretary and an Honorary Treasurer. In the event of a tied election for the post of Chairman, a vote shall be discarded by lot. In any other instance of a tied vote or election, including that of the election of an Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer, the Chairman's casting vote shall be final. All Committee members, including Officers, shall hold Office for a year and be eligible for re-election.
  5. Management
    All the arrangements for the church services concerts and other events and the control of the finance shall be in the hands of the Committee
  6. The Director of Music
    1. The Director of Music shall be a person from time to time appointed by the Committee for such period or periods as the Committee may think fit for the following purposes namely to direct performances of music by the choir maintained by the Association as aforesaid, to rehearse the said choir, and to plan (in association with the Committee) a programme of musical events in furtherance of the objects of the Association
    2. The Committee may make such payments as shall be necessary for the remuneration of the Director of Music
    3. The Director of Music from time to time (if any) shall be a member of the Committee ex officio.
  7. Finance
    1. The financial year shall end on July 31st
    2. A banking account shall be opened in the name of the Association and cheques shall be signed by an officer and an authorised committee member of the Association.
    3. The Association may receive donations, grants in aid and financial guarantees, and tickets for any or all of its concerts and other events (excluding Church services) may by offered for sale to the public
    4. The income and property of the Association whencesoever derived shall be applied solely towards promoting the objects of the Association as set forth above and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred either directly or indirectly to any member or members of the Association except in payment of legitimate expenses incurred on behalf of the Association
    5. The Association may by its Committee engage and make such payments as may be necessary for the remuneration of instrumentalists and conductors for any events organised by the Association in furtherance of its objects.
  8. Dissolution
    In the event of the Association being wound up any assets remaining upon dissolution after the payment of proper debts and liabilities shall be transferred to a charitable institution or institutions having similar objects to those of the Association
  9. General Meeting
    1. Within three calendar months of the end of the financial year the members shall be summoned to an Annual General Meeting of which at least fourteen days' notice in writing shall have been given
    2. Other General Meetings may be called by the Committee at any time subject to at least seven days notice in writing being given.
  10. Audited Accounts
    The financial account shall be audited and submitted to the members at the Annual General Meeting
  11. Amendments
    The constitution may be amended by a two-thirds majority of the members present at an Annual or Special General Meeting, provided that fourteen days' notice of the proposed amendment has been sent to all members and provided that nothing herein contained shall have the effect of the Association ceasing to be a charity.

As amended at the Annual General Meeting on Friday, 24th August 2001.