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The Category Royal Tunbridge Wells is a subset of Kent. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Royal Tunbridge Wells which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Concerts Originaux Des Amis

- Goudhurst & Kilndown RMS

- Kilndown Choir

- Kent Chorus

- Matchbox Opera

 

! Royal Tunbridge Wells KEY

'Our Music Summer School is distinguished by and is unique for the very high number of hours of coaching ( 9.00am - 6.30pm and beyond) afforded by an exceptional teaching commitment from internationally renowned artists. We aim to assemble a limited number of participants at any one time to keep the atmosphere intimate whilst optimising the make-up and coaching of the ensembles. This modest number of participants allows us all to re-create, in our modern frenetic time, the timelessness and sociability of the "salon" with its semi-private music-making.' Held Mid July.

* International Chamber Music Summer School

‘A series of classes, performances, prizes, a masterclass and a finale concert in the historic setting of Tonbridge School over three days during the Lent half-term break ... A major feature is the blend of small group teaching by acknowledged experts, informal and formal performing opportunities throughout and a range of prizes including recital and concerto performance opportunities. A key aim of the courses is to reduce the isolation of playing the instrument, and in the midst of serious learning and performing on the courses is socialisation, fun and togetherness.’

* Kent International Pianoforte Courses

‘An English Arts Festival which is primarily devoted to classical music. It is a biennial event taking place in May [2020] and is centred in the ancient and beautiful village of Mayfield in East Sussex, just south of the Spa Town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.’ The Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition is ‘a prestigious competition held every two years in conjunction with the Mayfield Festival’. Each year the Festival promotes a number of fund raising and other concerts and recitals in addition to the biennial Festival itself.

* Mayfield Festival of Music and the Arts
Also indexedTunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition

‘Presents a season of concerts, by world-class artists each year between October and May in Tonbridge, Kent. Over the years, audiences have enjoyed performances of the highest artistic standards by internationally renowned musicians and have also had the opportunity of hearing young award-winning performers at the outset of their careers. TMC also arranges occasional pre-concert talks and masterclasses.’

 

* Tonbridge Music Club

‘We were formed in 1984 to promote local interest in jazz in all its forms. We arrange nine or more concerts per year in Tunbridge Wells ... through a season which runs from each September to December then from February to June.’

 

* Tunbridge Wells Jazz Club

‘Welcomes Classical Guitarists of all standards to come and play or listen at our monthly meetings held in Frant (Near Tunbridge Wells) ... Its aim is to promote the classical guitar by encouraging members and their guests to play at our meetings. In addition we organise occasional concerts by visiting professional guitarists. Meetings are held each month (except August) and typically consist of a dozen or so acts where members play one or two pieces either solo or as a duet, trio or ensemble. There is no minimum standard and if you would like the opportunity to play, perhaps for the first time, in front of like-minded guitarists please come along. If you prefer just to come and listen you will be equally welcome.’

 

* Wealden Guitar Society

‘Based in Tonbridge and originally started in 1988 under the auspices of Kent Music. We became independent in 2006 ... Our aims are to provide local players with the opportunity to explore the large and diverse range of serious music written or arranged for wind orchestra, and to give our audiences a chance to hear this music. We regularly perform concerts in Kent and Sussex, both in formal indoor settings and in bandstands.’

 

+ Bacchus Wind Orchestra

Founded 1967: ‘Every year the choir stages two major concerts with professional soloists and orchestras ... In the summer the choir often presents a less formal concert ...We also perform Christmas carols at local churches ... We don’t audition singers or expect you to read music fluently. We do support all our singers and you will find a friendly welcome’.

 

+ Crowborough Choral Society

'We study, rehearse and perform all kinds of orchestral music in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Our conductor is an experienced performer and ensemble coach. We give occasional concerts, for which admission is normally free. At these events we support a nominated charity by inviting our listeners to make a donation. A guest speaker gives a brief talk to raise awareness of the charity’s activities. Membership is open to all ages, and there are no auditions, though a standard of at least Grade 5 ABRSM is recommended. (Numbers may be limited in some sections in order to maintain a good orchestral balance.)’

 

+ Grosvenor Orchestra

‘A mixed-voice choir of around 45 members. PWCS began life in January 1980 as an evening class at Mascalls School, later becoming an independent, fully-functioning choral society ... Our repertoire covers all eras of music from the renaissance to pop. The Christmas concert usually features one or two main works plus carols, and for the spring concert the choir engages professional soloists and is usually accompanied by The Henham Chamber Orchestra. This performance often consists of more serious works and the orchestra performs a work of its own.
The summer concert is in lighter vein, perhaps involving groups from local schools and other guests.’

 

+ Paddock Wood Choral Society
Also indexedHenham Chamber Orchestra

‘Formed in 1963 by the Rector and Doctor of the village who considered that regular singing might help to empty the Doctor’s surgery and encourage members to sing in church! ... From originally having a few members and rehearsing in Penshurst Church, the Society has grown to about 60 members ... The Society performs a wide range of music, including items from the standard choral repertoire, with occasionally more modern and demanding works. Concerts, usually two each year, also regularly feature an orchestral item with occasionally a concerto. The Choral Society also performs an annual Carols by Candlelight and enjoys singing at the local Christmas Farmers Market at Penshurst Place!’

+ Penshurst Choral Society

’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 that shares our love of singing and who wishes to listen to, learn about or perform beautiful live music. Our aim is to engage and inspire both members and audiences alike through high quality public performances. As a self-governing society, we enjoy the support of our own orchestra, and the freedom to achieve our aims through evolution, adaptation and innovation.‘

 

+ Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society

‘The orchestra is made up from a core group of gifted, local musicians, who play alongside a number of professional players. It aims to provide orchestral programmes of excellent quality in the context of a diverse musical season, and the on-stage standards are consistently high. Among UK orchestras, the RTWSO is a true all-rounder that attracts many internationally famous soloists.’

 

+ Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra

‘Formed in 1946, the Tonbridge Philharmonic Society is a vibrant part of musical life in the West Kent area. Comprising of a friendly mixed voice choir and orchestra, the Society works hard to provide exceptional performances ... We perform up to five concerts each season, two are orchestral, plus a Charity Carol concert ... If you enjoy singing, are enthusiastic about making music, and are able to practice between rehearsals, come and try us out ... If you are interested in joining the orchestra please contact the orchestral chairperson to arrange to come to one of our rehearsals.’

+ Tonbridge Philharmonic Society

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