Review: TPS March 2024 Concert – Bach Mass in B Minor

Review: TPS March 2024 Concert – Bach Mass in B Minor

What a joy to spend an evening at the Tonbridge School Chapel being serenaded once more by the superb Tonbridge Philharmonic society’s latest rendering, Bach Mass in B minor. What a triumph!  I always look forward to the TPS concerts for I know that I will be...
Review: TPS February 2024 Concert – Tchaikovsky 4

Review: TPS February 2024 Concert – Tchaikovsky 4

The first concert of 2024 was exciting and a great start to the rest of the season. Tonight’s performance was some classics, an exciting programme. To set the scene; the evening was accompanied by excellent programme notes that had been researched by Joanna Mace and...
Review: TPS November 2023 Concert – Belshazzar’s Feast

Review: TPS November 2023 Concert – Belshazzar’s Feast

As the first cold nights of winter approached, the combined forces of the Tonbridge Philharmonic Society presented an English programme of music by Vaughan Williams, Holst and Walton from around a hundred years ago. Susan Spain-Dunk’s sparkling Kentish Downs Overture...
Review: TPS July Concert – Treading the Boards

Review: TPS July Concert – Treading the Boards

Review of Tonbridge Philharmonic Society Concert – 1st July 2023 The Tonbridge Phil concert on 1st July was entitled ‘Treading the Boards: Theatrical Music Across the ages from Shakespeare to Sondheim’. This included music from the 16th century to the 1980’s. It...
Review: TPS May Concert – Copland, Gershwin and Price

Review: TPS May Concert – Copland, Gershwin and Price

Review of Tonbridge Philharmonic Society Concert – 20th May 2023 It’s always an immense pleasure attending a ‘Tonbridge Phil’ concert, with or without the choir: tonight was no exception. They are always well rehearsed and deliver a polished and thrilling performance....
Review: TPS March Concert – Handel, Mendelssohn and Mozart

Review: TPS March Concert – Handel, Mendelssohn and Mozart

Review of Tonbridge Philharmonic Society Concert – 25th March 2023 From reading the Chairman’s preface in the handsomely produced programme booklet one could detect something of the frustration and sense of impoverishment for the performing arts caused by the...