The Penshurst Choral Society (PCS) was 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! Whilst we have moved from Penshurst for rehearsal we still believe that singing is good for you! PCS now has about 65 members from all around the Tunbridge Wells area. PCS is a not for profit organisation.
Conductor: John Hargreaves, Director of Music at Woldingham School
Pianist: Jong-Gyung Park
Concerts: PCS sing three concerts each year at Christmas, February and mid- June. PCS performs a wide range of music, including items from the standard choral repertoire and opera with occasionally more modern and demanding works. We engage professional musicians for our concerts.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals take place weekly from early September until mid June with a break for Christmas and Easter. We rehearse at Jubilee Theatre, Holmewood House School on Tuesday evening starting at 8 pm until 9.50 pm with a short break in the middle
Fees: We charge an annual fee of £120 per annum, which we pro-rata if members join part way through the year. The fees help underwrite the cost of our concerts.
Start of term : 10 September 2019
Carols by Candlelight: 8th December 2019
Last rehearsal before Christmas: 17 December 2019 (and social)
Return after Christmas: 7 January 2020
February Concert: 29 February 2020
Break for Easter : 7 April 2020
Return after Easter: 21 April 2020
Last rehearsal: 9 June 2020
Summer concert: 14 June 2020
Summer Social: 16 June