We welcome enquiries from new singers irrespective of their experience and are always delighted to hear from anyone who is interested in singing with us, or in just finding out more about the Society. The rehearsal commitment is one evening each week in term time with sometimes an additional weekend daytime rehearsal as well as a final rehearsal on the day of the concert. For information about joining the choir, even just temporarily, or if you have other questions, please contact our General Secretary or our Membership Secretary, or fill in the application form. We do not currently audition prospective members.
Our rehearsals usually take place in St John’s Church Hall, Tunbridge Wells, each Monday in school term times between 19.30 and 21.30; the rehearsal schedule lists dates for all rehearsals as well as homework for the next week. There are usually four concerts each year – a Spring concert, an Autumn concert, an informal Christmas concert in December, and a lighter Summer concert in June or July.
The 2017/18 annual subscription was held at £135, payable in full in September or in two instalments of £70 each, payable in September and January. A reduced rate of £25 is charged for members under the age of 25 and, at the discretion of the treasurer, for members who otherwise could not afford to take part.
For works that require a large number of singers, we sometimes invite members of other local choirs to join us on a temporary basis. In such circumstances, an appropriate membership fee will be negotiated with the treasurer. If you wish to join us on a temporary basis please contact our Membership Secretary or fill in the membership application form, noting (in the “other information” field) that you wish to join only for a specific concert, and quoting the choir of which you are already a member.