Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society and its members

RTWCS –the commitment we give to members

  • To provide a stimulating and rewarding musical learning environment to rehearse and perform choral and other music
  • To offer rehearsals weekly on Monday evening between 7.30 and 9.30 between September and June in an accessible Tunbridge Wells location
  • To give members an opportunity to sing a varied and enjoyable programme that may at times challenge singers
  • To make the music being performed in any season available to hire at a reasonable cost
  • To be open and friendly and welcome new members encouraging participation in the choir and on-going music making
  • To typically perform 4 concerts over the year, 2 major concerts in Spring and Autumn as well as a Christmas concert and a summer sing
  • To endeavour to provide soloists and an orchestra of good quality to complement the choir
  • To maintain the membership fee at a level that is not prohibitive and encourages participation across a diverse community

The commitment Members give to RTWCS

  • To regularly attend rehearsals, ideally 80% of the rehearsals offered for each concert, enthusiastic to sing, learn and enjoy music making
  • To turn up to rehearsal on time, equipped with music, a pencil and eraser and never use a pen or highlighter on hired music
  • To respect both the musical director and other members by not chatting during rehearsals, other than during social breaks
  • To practise individually or with other choir members between rehearsals in order to optimise learning at group rehearsals
  • To sing in the concerts
  • To pay the fees as set, either in one lump sum at the beginning of the season or in two instalments, September and January
  • To endeavour to purchase at least 2 tickets for each concert
  • To participate where possible in social and fundraising initiatives that help build a sense of choir community and also raise funds