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 full-length concerts, your average cost per concert is £5 — hard to beat! There is also a shorter concert after the AGM.

The society is enjoying its 59th season, and is a registered charity (No. 289897).

Muriel Dawson RCS Composition Award

Each year, the society commissions a new piece from a student composer. The new composition is premiered, alongside other works, following our Annual General Meeting in July. Read more


Lady Panufnik

Vice President

Dr Bill Cook

Artistic Advisor

Howard Greenwood BEM


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

Executive Committee

Maurice Parry-Wingfield – Chairman
Kevin Raftery – Music Director
Nilda Ginn – Treasurer
Jill Warner – Membership Secretary
Michael Alexiou – General Secretary
Marie Denivelle
Margaret Hewitt
David John
Evelyn Richardson

Friends of the RCS

Andrew & Josephine Ayling
Vida Blanchard
Carole Boothman
Clive Bradley
Frank Comerford
Pym Cornish & Frances Bouchier
Robin Daley
Jill Deacon
Margaret Dent & John Usher
Lesley Ferguson
Michael Frayn & Claire Tomalin
Howard & Monica Greenwood
Francis & Susan Jacobs
Stephen & Judy Kane
Pam McCarthy
Martine Osorio
Maurice & Catherine Parry-Wingfield
Peter & Maureen Payan
Mike Phelps
Marie Christine Purdy
Roger & Evelyn Richardson
Alan & Lisette Simcock
Tony & Lesley Taylor
Four Anonymous


Reed Exhibitions
Euler HermesSquires Garden Centre

Friends of the Society
Robin Hewitt
Hazel Watson
Kay Williams

Arts Richmond
Making Music
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