About Us

The Richmond Concert Society gives you the opportunity to hear classical music concerts of a high professional standard in pleasant local settings.

A membership fee is paid once per season, entitling the member to attend any or all of the concerts in the season. Members pay no additional amount for concerts attended. So if you attend nine concerts, your average cost per concert is £5 — hard to beat!

The society is about to begin its 55th season, and is a registered charity (No. 289897).

Mary Ryan RCS Composition Award

Each year, the society commissions a new piece from a composer studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The new composition is premiered, alongside other works, following our Annual General Meeting in July. Read more


Lady Panufnik

Artistic Advisor

Howard Greenwood


Sir David Attenborough OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS
Erich Backhaus
Dr Philip Brown
Patricia Brown
Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable
Nick Forster
Rev Alun Glyn-Jones, JP
Zac Goldsmith, MP
Peter R King
John Lill, CBE
Dr Tania Mathias, MP
John Phillips
Colin Squire
Martino Tirimo
Valerie Tryon
Hazel Watson
Peter Willan
Kay Williams

Executive Committee
Dr Bill Cook
Kevin Raftery
Jeremy Edwards
Jill Warner
Margaret Hewitt
– Chairman
– Music Director
– Treasurer
– Membership Secretary
– General Secretary

Moira Edwards
Nilda Ginn
Howard Greenwood
David John
Evelyn Richardson
Patricia Smith
Ray Smith

Friends of the RCS

Andrew & Josephine Ayling
Vida Blanchard
Carole Boothman
Mrs M Clements & Mrs U James
Frank Comerford
Bill & Bron Cook
Pym Cornish & Frances Bouchier
Mike & Jill Deacon
Margaret Dent & John Usher
Michael Frayn & Claire Tomalin
Howard & Monica Greenwood
Stephen & Judy Kane
Pam McCarthy
Martine Osorio
Maurice & Catherine Parry-Wingfield
Peter & Maureen Payan
Mike & Clare Phelps
Mary Prince
Marie Christine Purdy
Roger & Evelyn Richardson
Alan & Lisette Simcock
Mary Weber
Three Anonymous


Reed Exhibitions
Euler Hermes
Squires Garden Centre

Lesley Ferguson
Robin Hewitt
Hazel Watson
Mary Weber
Kay Williams
Friends of the RCS



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