We are a mixed community Choir composed by more than 110 members.
With past successes and imaginative programming, TCS is thriving. We are always glad to welcome new singers, regardless of age; especiallly those who enjoy their music making. We like to rehearse and perform with our sense of humour switched on.
TCS was founded in 1951 and has since performed in some very prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and at Kneller Hall with the Band of the Royal Military School of Music. We have also entertained in Central Hall, Westminster, Alexandra Palace and Kew Gardens and at various prestigious centres outside London.
TCS is currently under the direction of Julian Collings since beginning of 2019 and Phil Culling is their wonderful accompanist.
TCS performs three concerts a year and punctually gets involved in some charity event.
TCS is always on the lookout for new singers, particularly male voices.
St Catherines School. The Entrance is the small Gate of the School Site. Left of the Black & White Cottage Cross Deep, Twickenham TW1 4QJ
We have a very exciting programme for the year 2019-2020 with a workshop coming soon in October.
Additional Info for Choristers
TCS is currently 110-strong, but we are always delighted to gain new members, and like all choirs, we’re particularly keen for more men to join us. We welcome enquiries from inexperienced singers with potential, and encourage their musical development within the choir. No previous experience of choral singing is required, just a good voice - however rusty - and a willingness to learn as you go along.
Current members range from music graduates to people who joined with no previous choral experience but have since passed singing exams, to those who simply value the enjoyable and uplifting experience of singing with others in a friendly choir.
If you would like to find out more, please contact us ([email protected]) so that we can take you through the process, or come along to our Registration Evening (see below for details). You will be invited to attend two rehearsal ‘taster sessions’ to help you decide if you would be interested in singing with us.
A simple voice test with the Musical Director will then be held at a time acceptable to both of you. The voice test, which does not involve sightreading, is simply to establish your voice range and suitability for choral singing. If successful, you will be invited formally to join the choir, although depending on your voice part, there may be a waiting list.