The Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society – the Choir – is a vibrant community of people from all walks of life sharing a passion for classical, mixed-voice choral singing. We are a long-established and very friendly choir made up of around a hundred female and male singers drawn from the Kent and East Sussex area around Tunbridge Wells.
The Choir stages its major formal concerts in the spring and autumn of each year as well as a Christmas carols etc. concert in early December. The ‘summer sing’ concert in June or July with its less formal programme provides an ideal opportunity for less experienced singers to try out the experience of choral singing alongside regular choir members.
Weekly rehearsals take place on Mondays between 7.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m., usually at St John’s Church Hall, Tunbridge Wells. Around twelve weekly rehearsals precede each main concert. Sometimes an additional weekend rehearsal is added close to the concert date. A full rehearsal with orchestra takes place on the day of the concert. The rehearsal schedule lists dates for all rehearsals leading up to the next concert. It is updated after each rehearsal with a list of sections for special attention prior to the next rehearsal.
Rehearsals are taken by our Music Director Robyn Sevastos with accompanist Craig Hudson, both of whom are appointed by the committee and employed on professional contracts.
Details of forthcoming concerts can be found on the Concerts page.
If you would like to join the Choir please have a look at the membership page. If you would like to join our mailing list you can do so here. You can also support the activities of the choir by becoming a Friend or Patron.