RTWCS is a long established and very friendly choir made up of about 100 singers, both male and female drawn from Kent and East Sussex. We sing a whole range of Choral and Operatic pieces and usually arrange two major concerts a year – one each in the Spring and the Autumn, a Christmas concert in December, and a “Summer Sing” concert in June or July. The summer concert is usually an informal and less challenging programme and can represent an ideal opportunity for younger or less experienced singers to join us.

Major concerts are usually staged in the Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre, while other concerts are in local churches and other smaller venues.. The choir has its own high quality local orchestra, but often works with other professional and amateur orchestras and ensembles – including our local Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra (RTWSO).  London orchestras recently engaged, include the London Handel Orchestra, the Salomon Orchestra and Southbank Sinfonia.  Orchestral pieces are often included in our concert programmes.

Details of forthcoming concerts can be found on the Concerts page, while reviews of past performances and programmes can be viewed via our Reviews page.

Rehearsals are normally held in St John’s Hall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9LG every Monday, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in season. Most are are conducted by our Director of Music, Rebecca Miller and aided by our very able accompanist, Paul Jeffery. Occasionally, rehearsals are led by an assistant conductor, currently Jamie Sperling

Both conductors and accompanist are appointed by the committee and employed on a the basis of a professional contract.

There are normally about 12 rehearsals for each concert, and plenty of opportunity to learn notes! If you are interested in joining, please refer to our membership pages.

Around Christmas or New Year we have an Annual Dinner, and at the end of each season the choir usually holds an informal party.

The organisation and managment of the choir (which is a charity) is carried out by a committee according to the requirement of our Constitution. Concerts are expensive to stage and financial and other support is vital for the society. Please refer to our support section to find out how you can help the choir.

This website includes an extensive archive of past concert programmes and reviews which can be accessed via our history pages; photos of concerts and other events can be viewed in the gallery.