A community orchestra
The RTWSO is a community organisation that brings people together, whether as playing members or audience. We believe passionately in encouraging music-making, nurturing new talent, enhancing the skill of players, and delivering enjoyable concerts that inspire the widest possible range of people.
The orchestra is made up of professional musicians and a core group of competent, local instrumentalists from Kent and Sussex.
It aims to provide orchestral programmes of excellent quality in the context of a diverse musical season.
Among the UK’s regional orchestras, the RTWSO is a true all-rounder.
A rewarding musical experience
Many of the RTWSO’s playing members attend rehearsals on Friday evenings before each performance, and extra professionals are engaged on the day of a concert. The RTWSO encourages regular attendance at rehearsals so that those sessions are a rewarding musical experience involving as many parts as possible.
When vacancies arise within the RTWSO, instrumentalists from all sections of the orchestra could be invited by the Orchestral Manager to perform in concerts, after a successful trial period. The Music Director and RTWSO committee regularly review the situation of all its playing members.
Would you like to play with the RTWSO?
We are always seeking new players. Students, teachers, young professionals and good musicians from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to join the orchestra.
If you play an orchestral instrument (whether woodwind, brass, percussion or strings) and would like to know more about the RTWSO, please contact our Orchestral Manager Anne Parker today: