The Society has a mixed membership and is a ‘social club’ as well as a performing group. We try to make the rehearsal period as enjoyable as possible while, at the same time, attempting to achieve high performance standards.
We are always keen to find new members to join in our future shows, whether as a singer, dancer, or to help with the many off-stage roles such as building the set, organising costumes, helping with publicity, working back-stage, and so on.
We meet every Thursday in St. Ethelbert’s Hall, Ramsgate from 7.30 till 10.00. Usually, Thursdays are used for chorus rehearsals, with Tuesdays being reserved for soloists until nearer the performance dates and to add to the fun there are always a few people who go across to the pub afterwards! No previous experience is necessary, just lots of enthusiasm to join in.
For further information contact Bob Drywood on 01843 862522 or use the contact form on the 'Contact Us' page.
Annual membership prices are:
Adults - £40
Young persons (16 to 21) - £20
Friends - Minimum of £20
(For those who find it difficult to pay their membership all at once, it is usually possible to spread your payments over 2 or 3 months, at the discretion of the Treasurer. It is important to have fully paid by the time of the first show, so that you are covered by insurance.)
* Please note in addition to the Membership fee, there is usually a one off payment of a £15 fee to contribute towards costumes for each show. However depending on the show, a fee may be less or not be required.
We have an active Social Calendar. In the last year, for instance, we have had a BBQ, a Quiz (with supper), a sponsored walk, a cream tea, and our annual Dinner&Dance, to name a few. We hold a raffle once a week and a Bring and Buy every now and then too.
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