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

The society is now in its 54th Season and is a registered charity (No. 289897).


In 2007 the Society received a bequest from the estate of Mary Ryan, with no stipulation on its use. The committee discussed many possible uses for it. We were sure of two things:

  • It should benefit the members of the Society
  • It should benefit young people

There are already many awards available to young performers, and a few available to young composers. But we felt that a new type of scheme was needed, in which young composers and performers would be rewarded for working together. The Guildhall School of Music and Drama agreed to work with us for the benefit of their students and fellows. READ MORE.

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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 – Chairman
Kevin Raftery – Music Director
Jeremy Edwards – Treasurer
Jill Warner – Membership Secretary
Margaret Hewitt – 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
Frank Comerford
Bill & Bron Cook
Pym Cornish & Frances Bouchier
Mike & Jill Deacon
Margaret Dent & John Usher
Michael Frayn & Claire Tomalin
Stephen & Nilda Ginn
Howard & Monica Greenwood
Stephen & Judy Kane
Martine Osorio
Maurice & Catherine Parry-Wingfield
Peter & Maureen Payan
Michael & Clare Phelps
Roger & Evelyn Richardson
Millan Sachania & Stephen Willis
Mary Weber
Seven Anonymous


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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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