AN EASTER SERENADE – new seasonal charity montage created for Easter weekend.

Just in time for the Easter weekend, Tonbridge Philharmonic Society is happy to publish our second online celebration, An Easter Serenade, filled with the hope for better times that might be just around the corner! The 12-minute programme of light-hearted music includes two movements ‘Basse-Danse’ and ‘Pavane’ from The Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock, played by members of Tonbridge Philharmonic Orchestra. There are two horn duets ‘The Bee’ and ‘Pastorale’ by Robert Rynkiewicz, and a piano masterpiece, Chopin’s ‘Prelude No. 19 in E flat major’. Members of the choir conclude the musical offerings with the final chorale from Bach’s St John Passion. The music items are interspersed with seasonal readings, including a bible passage from 1 Corinthians, and two spring themed poems – Home Thoughts from Abroad by Robert Browning and an extract from A.E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad.

There is an indomitable spirit in TPS, as there is in many organisations around the country, to stay in touch with each other and to morph our activities into shapes that fit online until we can get together again. We are delighted that some of our orchestral and choral members have come together in this montage, and that our President, Robin Morrish, has recorded the first of the three readings that accompany the music. We are also grateful to friends and colleagues, some of whom are outside the Society, who have helped make this recording possible.” Robert Skone James, TPS Chair

We would like to add to the donation to the Community Storehouse made after the Family Carols. A donation page has been set up to collect on their behalf:

“On behalf of the Trustees of The Community Storehouse, Foodbank in Paddock Wood, may I say a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to Tonbridge Philharmonic Society… we’re continually being blessed by those in our local communities who are able to support us, and subsequently supporting those who need our assistance.” Gill, Community Storehouse, Paddock Wood