Choirs & Programmes Courses & Membership FAQ Courses: taking time off during a course You are required to register on the first day of a course, usually around lunchtime, and remain on the course until after the concert. In exceptional circumstances, requests to be absent for a short time mid-course may be sympathetically considered, but missing any part of a course will make it difficult for you to get the most out of it and may devalue the work put in by other members. If you are expecting exam results during your summer course, please ask your school for a way of accessing your results. We allow time away from rehearsals on the morning of results for you to make necessary phone calls and offer strong pastoral support at this time. Free time is also available during the evenings, either for relaxation, or revision if you have exams looming!