Twickenham and Richmond Tribune

Doug Goodman, Spring Concert 2024





Another lovely article written by Doug Goodman.


You can find the article in page 13:


Doug Goodman article Spring 2024 concert Verdi requiem





TCS Library to be sold 




Teddington Choral Society library sale continues!
Latest February 2023 update available now! 
The music is either excess from recent concerts or from our library which we are trying to downsize. Great prices and some interesting and varied music. Happy to split lots if you get in early!




Wonderful Town – Bernstein, arr, John Purifoy.  Boosey & Hawkes.  Like new condition.  Left over from our most recent concert.  15 copies.  £40 + postage

Arise, Beloved – Rosephayne Powell.  Hal Leonard.  Like new condition.  Leftover from our most recent concert.  14 copies.  £20 + postage

Animal Crackers Vol. 1 – The Panther, The Cow and The Firefly.  Eric Whitacre.  Shadow Water Music.  Like new condition.  Leftover from our most recent concert.  14 copies.  £20 + postage

Alleluia – Randall Thompson.  Schirmer.  Like new condition.  Leftover from our most recent concert.  8 copies.  £15 + postage

Songs and Cries of London Town – Bob Chilcott.  OUP.  SATB + treble chorus accompanied.  10 copies.  £40 + postage

St. Nicolas – Benjamin Britten.  Boosey & Hawkes.  SATB + treble chorus.  Choral score only (not vocal score so only the choral lines can be seen).  £40 + 

Cargoes – H. Balfour Gardiner.  Novello.  SATB.  55 copies in good condition.  £5 + postage 

Sursum Corda – Harold Drake.  Anglo-American Music Publishers.  SATB.  50 copies in very good condition.  £5 + postage

Soldiers Chorus from ‘Faust’ – Gounod.  Curwen Edition.  SATB and piano.  30 copies in good condition.  £5 + postage

God Only Knows – Wilson & Asher (as performed by The Beach Boys.  Arr. Wikeley. Novello Choral Pops.  SATB and piano.  85 copies in very good condition.  £35 + postage

Selections from West Side Story – Bernstein & Sondheim.  G. Schirmer.  SATB and piano.  13 copies in good condition.  £10 + postage

Mid-winter – Chilcott.  OUP.  SATB and piano.  75 copies In excellent condition.  £30 + postage

Buffalo girls  - Chilcott.  OUP.  SATB and piano.  35 copies in excellent condition.  £18 + postage 

Choruses from Trial by Jury – Gilbert and Sullivan.  Chappell & Co. SATB choral edition.  No accompaniment.  35 copies in very good condition.  £5 + postage.

Gaudeamus (the Cathedral and Choral Society Carol Book. Part one, Deo Gratias).  Paget.  (8 Christmas part songs).  Paget Publications.  SATB.  23 copies in very good condition.  £15 + postage.





Twickenham and Richmond Tribune

Doug Goodman, Christmas Concert 2023



Another lovely article written by Doug Goodman.


Link here for the online version (go to page 9)



Doug Goodman article Christmas 2023







Twickenham and Richmond Tribune

 Doug Goodman, Summer Concert 2023




A lovely article written by Doug Goodman.


Link here for the online version (go to page 11)




Doug Goodman article, Twickenham and Richmond Tribune 







Fundraising for Prosperity Restaurant & Café 


Thanks to the generosity of our members and audience during our last concert on April 2 at All Saints Church, Kingston we have been able to donate to Prosperity Ukrainian Restaurant & Café in Twickenham a total collection of £469.48 in support to their amazing Humanitarian Aid to the people affected by the war.



Thank you to all!



Donation to Prosperity Restaurant 








Find here an amazing article written by Teddington nub news about us and our coming concert:

⟹ Click here 







Here a lovely picture of our previous rehearsal exceptionally at St Mary's Church in Twickenham



 St Marys' Church rehearsal October 2021






About Teddington Choral Society 


TCS is back to weekly rehearsals following current guidelines. Rehearsing for the 70 Anniversary concert with a programme od favourites voted by TCS singers.


TCS is once more  featured on Teddington Nub News. Read about how TCS and the wide sector of amateurs choirs were affected by the Government Guidance restrictions applied to the Non-Professional Music industry. article /n/teddington-choir-overjoyed-to-be-rehearsing-together-again-but-continue-to-slam-"ill-considered"-government-guidelines





  TCS went  back to 'in person' rehearsals in an open space.

We want to thank Orleans House Gallery and The Stables Café to have allowed us to use their beautiful Courtyard.

 Click  here to go to our gallery and see the pictures of our lovely and moving outdoor rehearsals. 







 “TCS, like all choirs in the UK, has spent very little time together over the past 12 months and this has been difficult on many levels.  One of those levels is that we have been unable to be together to mourn the loss of three of our wonderful basses over the past  six months.  We have been deeply saddened by the loss of Adrian, IrvinNigel and Peter.  These generous, talented, community minded men who brought to our choir not only their wonderful voices but their friendship.  We will definitely miss their voices when we sing together again and we will miss their company. 

The following piece was recorded with the members of Cantanti Camerati of Richmond for Nigel’s funeral and we would like to share it

 "Wie Lieblich, Brahms Requiem", February 2021






 The traditional Christmas Concert was not possible, but here is the performance:  

Virtual Christmas Concert | Teddington Choral Society:
TCS  hopes you will enjoy listening this medley as much as they enjoyed singing it: (Ding Dong Merrily on High, Charles Wood/Woodward; Coventry Carol, Arr. Martin Shaw; Sans Day Carol, Arr. J.Rutter; The Holly and The Ivy, Arr. H Walford Davies; Nativity Carol, Words/Music J. Rutter; In the Bleak Midwinter, Arr J. Rathbone; We Three Kings, Arr J. Rathbone and We wish you a Merry Christmas, Arr J. Rathbone).
Thanks to:
-Our MD Julian Collings and our accompanist Phil Culling for all their support during these past months.
-Our Chair person Rebecca Clarke for her amazing work and dedication to keep the choir active and motivated and push us out of our comfort zones!
-Seamus and all his tremendous IT work behind the scenes.
-All the singers who joyfully played the game either by singing physically or at home or by following and supporting from home!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year hoping we can soon meet again for a real performance!






BRAHMS REQUIEM IN GERMAN  October 19th, 2020


To celebrate managing seven weeks of weekly live singing during Covid restrictions, Teddington Choral Society is delighted to present some snippets of one of their groups performing a staged rehearsal of A German Requiem by Brahms. We have had two groups attending weekly live rehearsals under strict Covid-19 restrictions and have had another group at home participating in the rehearsals via live-stream.  All groups have been working hard and whilst we can’t wait until it is safe for us to all sing together again, we are happy that we are managing to keep our choral community together. Huge thanks to our Musical Director, Julian Collings, and our accompanist, Phil Culling as well as our committee for all the hard work they’ve put into making our rehearsals work. Thanks to Seamus  for editing & assisting with the recording of this particular rehearsal. If you are interested in viewing the whole recording please contact us and we will supply you with a link.


 Brahms Requiem Rehearsal concert video 1 

Brahms Requiem Rehearsal concert Video 2

Brahms Requiem Rehearsal concert video 3 

Brahms Requiem Rehearsal concert video 4 

Brahms Requiem Rehearsal concert video 5 





   TCS is featured on Teddington Nub News website. Read all about our premiere Youtube Virtual Summer Concert which took place last July 18, 2020.





TCS is  delighted to share with the local community one of theirlock down projects. Virtual Performances, which are a new entry in their range of activities, have been a lot of fun to do, listen and watch. Have a look at  Mozart Requiem Lacrimosa, published on Arts Richmond website.

TCS sadly postponed the Summer performances which was due to take place on July 2020 & 2021

In the meantime the choir is still managing to sing together with many Virtual Performance projects and is preparing to sing together again as soon as it will be safely possible. Stay logging in!




See the article published in the "Teddington Nub News". (Click here below)




 TCS was delighted to see the article published in both TW Magazines: Teddington and TW Magazine Twickenham


TW mag article 


  TW magazines article PDF




  • Jonathon Welch and the History of Choir of Hard Knocks

This is a very touching and very interesting coverage on Jonathon Welch and the history of the Choir of Hard Knocks THECHO!R Fan Page. We hope to have the opportunity to join in the future Jonathan for another fantastic concert such as the Street Requiem  Sing The World with Jonathon Welch which we performed in September 2018!

                                 Click here to watch the coverage: >Australian Story, 1 September 2019<

  TCS on Radio Surrey  >click<




TCS took part in the Barbican Library exhibition which presents a wide variety of Choirs an Musical Communities all around UK.


Barbican expo


Barbican lose up









TCS is delighted to see their participation to the Street Requiem concert mentioned in the Spring Edition of Highnotes magazine:


highnotes magazine article 1 street requiem     


    article 2 street requiem highnotes mag


  • TCS was very pleased with the total raised from its Christmas Concert 2018 for CWNN  - £569.33- The Choir with No Name. Thank you for all your generosity


  • TCS was delighted to welcome Julian Collings as its new Music Director. We are looking forward to starting this new page of TCS history. Welcome Julian!


  • TCS is delighted to support CWNN- Choir With No Name*


    CWNN encompasses their choirs in London, Liverpool and Birmingham, choirs for the homeless & marginalised; rehearsing & enjoying a hot meal together each week. They perform at concerts such asThe Choir with No Name's Big Christmas Singalong!
    Tuesday 11 December 2018, 7.30pm. Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X 9DQ Find out more:


  • TCS is pleased to support local charity SPEAR by collecting clothing items & more.
  • 'Teddington's Got Talent' was Saturday 29 February 2020 & January 2019.  Singing, dance, juggle, magic tricks...? A highly entertaining evening...
  • TCS was very pleased to be part of the London Premier 'The Street Requiem'.With Dr Jonathon Welch & singers from Battersea Choral Society. On Friday 28 September 2018, Central Hall Westminister, London SW1 9NH.  Performing with 'The Choir with No Name The Highland Divas, Sing the World Choir & David Shannon
  • TCS  looks forward to posting photos of the concert.   Here are the post concert tributes to Rebecca Clarke, TCS Chair & London Rep for the concert and Phil Culling, Pianist + practising 'Like a Singing Bird' by Chilcott.









Our last  Sing Days. Held  September 2018, September 2017 & February 2018 . In February we had a great day singing all together; focus on technique and the two Haydn Masses.Individual lessons were all taken up.

TCS Members' Other News & Photos on 'Members Only' Dropdown 

  Other Items:

  •  A small group of us sang Carols at Richmond Train Station at Christmas for charity

   Health Poverty Action write:

   Dear Teddington Choral Society,

  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YESTERDAY- your choir were absolutely        phenomenal again and I thoroughly seeing you all again and hearing your  lovely voices! Did the choir enjoy themselves too? Thanks for organising!! 

  I have just counted the donations from last night and you managed to raise a  wonderful £471.18! WOW! Testament to how great all your voices were. I  really appreciate you giving up your time to sing for us!



PHIL CULLING. TCS was delighted to welcome Phil Culling as our  Accompanist in January 2017

  • Our next term's rehearsal will start on Monday 9h September 2019  
  •  We welcomed REBECCA CLARKE was voted in as  CHAIR in November 2016.
  •  CHORAL WORKSHOP 2016,(Below) Mendelssohn's Elijah with Sam Evans & Arlene Rolph. A Joyful and instructive workshop & vocal technique day with a very good attendance.


     vocal workshop



  • THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING  - look for the TCS choir member in this Oscar winning film!
  • WINNERS OF A CIVIC PRIDE AWARD: From the London Borough of Richmond - Awarded for the ethos of all-  inclusiveness & the WW1 Concert  'Christmas Truce
  • SOUNDBITES: 'For contemporary music and established classics, Teddington Choral Society offers the perfect evening of entertainment'- Richmond & Twickenham Times 

'The diction of the choir was superb'   'The performance of In Terra Pax was wonderful'