Coming soon! An online celebration of traditional lessons and carols, in association with Tonbridge Round Table.
As Family Carols 2020 cannot happen in its usual beautiful setting in Tonbridge School’s Chapel of St. Augustine, members of Tonbridge Philharmonic Choir are recording a montage of traditional carols, to be interspersed with three lessons recorded by Stewart Rolls Chair of Tonbridge Round Table, Joanna Mace Secretary of Tonbridge Philharmonic Society and Tom Tugendhat MP for Tonbridge and Malling. The organist is Alex Trigg, local Tonbridgian and currently organ scholar at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.
This will be a shorter, virtual version of the much-loved local festive occasion so that you don’t miss out on your usual start to the Christmas season in Tonbridge. It will be uploaded to Tonbridge Philharmonic’s YouTube on Sunday 20th December, the fourth Sunday of Advent, so listeners can sit back in the comfort of your own home and enjoy the music and the words that are so special to all of us.
As usual, we would like to raise money for those in need at this time. The money raised this year from the online montage of lessons and carols will go to two local charities – Reverse Rett (a charity that funds research into neurological conditions) and Community Storehouse (a local foodbank).
If you continued to have difficulty donating to the Family Carols event in December and would still like to contribute something, please see below:
For the Tonbridge Philharmonic Society's 2020 Family Carols Event, in association with Tonbridge Round Table, we were unfortunately unable to hold our regular carol concert in St Augustine's Chapel, Tonbridge School. Instead, we offered a video montage featuring a selection of carols and readings (find it here). Please donate in support of our chosen charities, Reverse Rett and Community Storehouse.