Welcome to the Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society

The Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society is a friendly, amateur, mixed-voice choir drawing singers from all walks of life, student to senior. We are led, taught and inspired by our professional music director – the conductor and pianist Robyn Sevastos – and accompanist Craig Hudson. Each year, the Choir stages two major works from the classical choral repertoire, with professional soloists and orchestra, and two more informal concerts, at Christmas, and in the summer.

If you would like to sing with the Choir, please check the membership page. Rehearsals take place on Mondays during term time, 7:30-9:30pm, at St John’s Church, Amherst Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9LG.

Upcoming Concerts

Sunday 14th April 2024 at 3 p.m.

The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

George Frideric Handel
Coronation Anthems (HWV 258-261): Zadok the Priest, Let Thy Hand be Strengthened, The King Shall Rejoice, My Heart is Inditing

Ludwig van Beethoven
Mass in C major, op.86

Conductor: Robyn Sevastos
Soprano: Kristy Swift
Mezzo Soprano: Helen Stanley
Tenor: Stephen Anthony Brown
Bass: Peter Grevatt

Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society
RTWCS Orchestra

The choir will repeat this concert in our Twin Town, the City of Wiesbaden in Germany, on the following weekend.

Saturday 20th April at 7 p.m.

Marktkirche (The Market Church), Wiesbaden, Germany

Henry Purcell. Chaconne, for strings

George Frideric Handel. Coronation anthems: Let thy hand be strengthened, HWV 259,  and Zadok the priest HWV 258

Ludwig van Beethoven. Mass in C major, op.86

Ulrich Backofen (conductor)

Eleonore Marguerre (soprano)
Judita Nagyová (mezzo-soprano)
Charles Sy (tenor)
Ralf Lukas (bass)

Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society
Frankfurter Sinfoniker

Saturday 22nd June 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Holmewood House, Langton Green, TN3 0EB

RTWCS sings jazz

Programme to include selections from “In the mood” collection and Bob Chilcott’s “Jazz folk songs for choirs”

Conductor: Robyn Sevastos
Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society

Sunday 10th November 2024, 3 p.m.

The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Felix Mendelssohn. Elijah, op.70

Conductor: Robyn Sevastos
Soloists TBC
Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society
RTWCS Orchestra

Saturday 14th December 2024

Christmas concert

Location TBC

To include extracts from

Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium), BWV248

Conductor: Robyn Sevastos
Soloists TBC
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Sunday 13th April 2025

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

John Stainer. The Crucifixion
Malcolm Williamson. Procession of palms

Conductor: Robyn Sevastos
Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society

Saturday 28th June 2025 TBC

Location TBC

John Rutter. Feel the Spirit
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast

Conductor: Robyn Sevastos
Soloists TBC
Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society

Sunday 9th November 2025

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Edward Elgar. The Kingdom, op.51

Conductor: Robyn Sevastos
Soloists TBC
Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society
RTWCS Orchestra

Saturday 6th December 2025 (TBC)

Location TBC

Programme TBC

Conductor: Robyn Sevastos
Soloist TBC
Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society