Chair's Welcome

On 4 February 1922, a group of around 25 amateur musicians gave the first public performance of the Royal Tunbridge Wells Orchestral Society. Over the ensuing years the orchestra grew and developed in both size and professionalism. One hundred years later, the Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra is now a modern, spirited orchestra, looking forward to embracing our next chapter with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.

We were absolutely delighted to be able to celebrate our Centenary season with a hugely enjoyable and successful series of concerts. As part of the celebrations, the orchestra made a landmark recording for the first time in its 100-year history. If you haven’t already done so, please support us by purchasing your copy! Click here for more details.

The orchestra has a terrific season of concerts lined up for 2022/23. We are delighted to welcome back guest conductors and soloists who have become great friends of the orchestra over the years, and we’re thrilled to have Isata Kanneh-Mason joining us in February for her first performance with the RTWSO.

Thank you for your continued support. Our 101st season promises to delight and inspire, and we look forward to welcoming you.

Frances Armstrong, Chair RTWSO