Its reputation for excellence was established early with a live performance on BBC Radio Newcastle in May 1987. In November of that year, and barely 12 months after forming, the choir carried off First Prize in the Mixed Choir Class at Stockton Music Festival. Notable performances have also included taking part in the Royal Gala Evening at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, in the presence of their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of York: an exceptional achievement for a non-professional group.
Over the years The Ravenswood Singers have raised many thousands of pounds for charity and continue this excellent fundraising work throughout the concert season. They have participated in local and regional events for arts councils, civic functions and tourist promotions. With its warmth and sheer joy in singing, the group attracts a tremendous following and has fulfilled hundreds of engagements throughout the region.