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Robin Morrish

Robin Morrish started his musical life as a choral scholar at King’s College Cambridge, and sang as a counter-tenor under David Willcocks. He joined the Society in 1970 as orchestra leader, and then was admirably placed to take over as Music Director in 1993. His conducting tenure lasted until 2014 – and it was his proud claim that he had never missed a concert.

Robin had an encouraging and positive style – a member commented that Robin was the only conductor he’d ever sung with who didn’t ever shout at them – and with his willingness to include all interested in music making, he has made a major and unforget­table contribution to musical life in the Society and in Tonbridge as a whole.

The Society was delighted that Robin agreed to become President of the Society in 2014. In recognition of all his work with Tonbridge Philharmonic, we have named our access fund the Morrish Fund. If members are having difficulties in paying their subscriptions they may apply for assistance through the following link: Morrish Fund.