A few more answers to questions that are coming my way:
Question: why the rehearsal time differences?
Answer: In my discussions about the choir structure, I was told that I needed find a way to make things work with my existing time slots for the time being. Any change in one area affects others.
When I started the auditions today, I did not know what the final existing structure would be . . . I depended on the auditions to tell me that and they did. I could either go to the two choir structure or retain what I had . . and I was unhappy with the structure as it currently existed.
Why is the "other " choir only meeting 2 times a week, and the other 5? Why is the rehearsal time for the concert choir significantly more than the "other" choir?
I wanted more time for the other choir and asked for that initially. With the limitations that I was given, I used the time slots that I had. One choir has 300 minutes of rehearsal, the other has 150. If I detect that the Chamber Choir needs/wants an equal commitment as Concert Choir, I will work towards that end.