Welcome to the Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society

The Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society has been giving choral and orchestral concerts in and around Royal Tunbridge Wells since the founding of the choir in 1904. We stage two or three concerts of music from the classical choral repertoire each year under a professional conductor. Major works with up to 100 mostly amateur singers are performed in the Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre (adjacent the Town Hall). Orchestral accompaniment can be provided with our own local orchestra, but other amateur or professional orchestras are engaged for some works. The choir also gives more informal concerts in local churches and other venues with instrumental ensembles and organ.

Robyn SevastosAbout the Choir


Rehearsals are normally held in St John’s Church Hall, Tunbridge Wells, every Monday, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in season.
Rehearsals for the summer concert are conducted by our Associate Conductor, Jamie Sperling.
The 115th season commences with the autumn concert conducted by our new Music Director Robyn Sevastos.
There are normally about 12 rehearsals for each concert, and plenty of opportunity to learn notes!

Why Not Join Us?

We welcome enquiries from new singers irrespective of their experience, and do not require an audition.
If you are interested in joining the choir, please visit our choir and membership page.
Details of forthcoming concerts and events can be found on the Concerts page, while reviews and programmes of past performances and programmes can be viewed via our Reviews page.

Forthcoming Concerts and Events

2017-18 SEASON

Sunday 24 June at 6.30 p.m.

United Reformed Church, Tunbridge Wells

Including works by Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Stanford and Parry.

2018-19 SEASON

Sunday 11 November at 3.00 p.m.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

In memoriam Guy Huntrods

Delius: The walk to the Paradise Garden
Elgar: The spirit of England
Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem

The RTWCS is a vibrant community of people from all walks of life who share a passion for classical, mixed voice choral singing. We welcome everyone who shares our love of singing and wishes to listen to, learn about or perform beautiful live music. Our aim is to engage and inspire both members and audiences alike through public performances. As a self-governing society, we enjoy the support of our own orchestra if needed, and the freedom to achieve our aims through evolution, adaptation and innovation.