Hi, tell us about Tonbridge Philharmonic Society
Comprising of a friendly mixed voice choir and orchestra, the Society works hard to provide exceptional performances, under the professional baton of their illustrious Music Director Matthew Willis who works with both amateur and professional musicians across the UK and Europe.
We perform up to five concerts each season, 2 are orchestral, plus a Charity Carol concert, in venues that include the stunning Tonbridge School Chapel.
The Society welcomes new members to the choir and sections of the orchestra.
The Hildenborough Mums website is aimed at families in and around Tonbridge & Hildenborough. Why do you think Tonbridge Philharmonic Society would appeal to them?
The society is looking to grow the next generation of members – to come and listen to, sing or play with the Society.
In 2014 they appointed a new inspiring dynamic professional music director which is bringing in new members, often parents with school age children as the rehearsals are in the evenings from 7.45pm.
Music can do so much for those who get involved, Did you know music can relax and destress you – by doing simple breathing techniques, that don’t involve yoga or lying down – just learning how to sing properly! And it’s fun and rewarding too.
It is a joy to see parents invite their children and family to their performances – and it gives their children a joy of listening to music, and hopefully inspire them to pursue their music or take up singing!
Tell us a bit about what Tonbridge Philharmonic Society brings to the local community
The Society holds their Family Carols in Tonbridge School chapel with all proceeds going to local charities.
Where can we find you?
If you are able to read music and sing in tune, we’d love to hear from you.
Rehearsals are at Tonbridge School on Wednesdays 7.45-9.30pm from September to July.
And though we are sure you will enjoy singing with us, you are welcome to come to a rehearsal as a free taster to try us out.
Just contact our Choral chairperson firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a strings or brass player, grade 8 + standard we would like to hear from you.
Rehearsals are at Tonbridge School on Mondays 7.45-9.30pm from September to July and you are welcome to come and sit in and observe a rehearsal at any time.
You can contact our Orchestral chairperson email@example.com
Our membership subscriptions are very reasonable.
Lastly, tell us an interesting fact about yourself!
The Tonbridge Philharmonic Society was formed in 1946. Initially formed as a choir the orchestra was subsequently formed in 1958 and TPS remain to this day one of the few music societies with both a chorus and orchestra.
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