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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found through the links below. If you have any further questions, please email exec at warwickrev dot org

Can I try out Rev before joining?

Yes! Anyone can come to rehearsals whether they are a paid member or not. Due to insurance purposes, you won't be able to perform in our concerts unless you have joined through the SU website.

Do you have to be a Christian to join?

No, not at all, everyone is welcome to join regardless of faith or belief! As a Christian based choir we sing christian songs but we sing a lot of secular songs too. We aim for a 50/50 balance between the two.

Do you have to be a student to join?

No you don't have to be a student, but unfortunately it will cost you more as you will need to become an associate member of the societies federation which you can do through the Warwick SU website. Also as a non-student member, you are unable to run for a position on the Exec Committee.

How do I get to Rehearsal?

Rehearsals are held in the chaplaincy which is between the Arts Centre and Social Studies building. It is signposted around campus, and you can always ask someone if you get lost! You will need your student card to get into the Chaplaincy but if you forget it just knock on the door and we'll come and let you in.

How do I lead a warm-up?

All you have to do is speak to the Music Coordinator before rehearsal and they'll be happy to help you!

How do I join?

There are 3 ways to join:

  1. At the Societies Fayre
  2. At SUHQ Reception
  3. Online - then scroll down to the bottom of the page...

At the start of the first term we will have a stall at the Societies Fayre which means that you can talk to us and find out more about us before you join. If you have missed the Societies Fayre it is not a problem as you can still join us by taking your library card and joining fee to SUHQ Reception (walk up the stairs from Xanana's and it's on the right).

How much does it cost to join?

£4 and membership of the Societies Federation. To sing in concerts you'll also need a T-shirt which vary in cost but are less than £10.

I can't read music, can I still join?

Yes! We learn songs without sheet music. If you want to play in the band and can't read sheet music, that's fine as well! We can provide alternatives such as chord sheets!

I can't remember the words to a song, does it matter?

No, the aim of Rev is to have fun, not to worry whether you're singing the right words the whole time! (though it does help :P) Words aren't handed out during rehearsals (to save paper) but are available on the website if you wish to learn them or print a copy outside of rehearsals :). We also compile playlists on spotify and youtube to help you become familiar with the songs.

I'm going to miss a few rehearsals, is it worth me joining?

Of course it is! Rev is about having fun but we understand members have other commitments. It doesn't matter if you miss a few rehearsals, we certainly don't take a register or tell people off for not turning up every week!

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

Once you become a member through the SU you will receive weekly 'Yay! Mails' from our secretary, are allowed to sing in concerts and can run and vote in Exec elections.

Where should I stand in rehearsal?

The choir is split into 4 sections: Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass.

Sopranos and Altos are the female sections with Sopranos having the highest pitched parts (but quite often the tune) and the Altos having a slightly lower part. Sopranos are nearest the door, whilst Altos stand near the piano. Splitting up the female sections are the men who are the Basses and Tenors. Basses have the lowest parts of the choir and stand next to the Altos, whilst the Tenors stand next to the Sopranos. Girls can sing the 'men' parts too if they so wish!

If you're not sure which part you are you can easily swap at any time so don't panic if you are uncomfortable where you are!

Who runs the choir?

The choir is run by the Executive Committee, which is usually shortened to "The Exec." The Exec. consists of various members of the choir. You can find out more about the jobs they do, and email with any questions, worries and queries you may have on The Exec. Committee page.