Patron: His Majesty King Charles III
Chorus Master: Gavin Carr
Accompanist: Timothy End
Arts Council England

Would you like to sing with the Philharmonia Chorus?

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If so, do come along to our Open Rehearsal, which will take place from 6.30pm to 8pm on Wednesday 31 January at the Gandhi Hall, Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 6AQ. The rehearsal will be taken by Chorus Master Gavin Carr, and we'll be working on Verdi's Messa da Requiem. Music will be provided.

We are recruiting for all voice parts for our 2024 programme.

Interested? Book your place at the Open Rehearsal by contacting our Personnel Manager Rosslyn Panatti by email.

See 'Join Us' above for details about joining the Chorus.

Philharmonia Chorus at the Proms

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On Wednesday 23 August the Philharmonia Chorus took part in a performance of Handel's Samson at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the 2023 BBC Proms. The Chorus joined sopranos Jacquelyn Stucker and Joélle Harvey, contralto Jess Dandy, tenor Allan Clayton, bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu and bass Brindley Sherratt. A member of the Chorus, baritone Will Pate, sang the part of the Messenger. The Academy of Ancient Music was conducted by Laurence Cummings. The concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Beth Taylor in the final of the 2023 Cardiff Singer of the World competition

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Mezzo-soprano Beth Taylor, a member of the Philharmonia Chorus Professional Singer Scheme, reached the final of the 2023 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. She joined South African soprano Nombulelo Yende, Italian bass Adolfo Corrado, Welsh soprano Jessica Robinson and South African mezzo Siphokazi Molteno in Sunday's final, which was broadcast live on BBC4. The competition was won by Italian bass Adolfo Corrado. For Beth to reach the final was a fantastic result, and all of us at the Philharmonia Chorus salute her achievement.

Would you like to sing in the Philharmonia Chorus?

Philharmonia Chorus - Mass in C minor in Lille, October 2022 copy.jpg

If so, do come along to our Open Rehearsal, which will take place from 6.30pm to 8pm on Wednesday 31 May at the Gandhi Hall, Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 6AQ. The rehearsal will be taken by Chorus Master Gavin Carr, and we'll be working on Verdi's Messa da Requiem. Music will be provided.

We are recruiting for all voice parts for our 2023/24 programme.

Interested? Book your place at the Open Rehearsal by contacting our Personnel Manager Rosslyn Panatti by email.

See 'Join Us' above for details about joining the Chorus.

Rachmaninov - The Bells and Scriabin - Prometheus, Poem of Fire
Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Stanislav Kochanovsky
Royal Festival Hall, London

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Not to be left out of the carnival, the fastidious conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky and the constantly rippling pianist Alexei Volodin ditched part of their traditional black for open white shirts. So did half of the Philharmonia Chorus, a formidable force both here and in Sergei Rachmaninov's The Bells, the first half's more tuneful option.
Geoff Brown, The Times, 12 May 2023

The Philharmonia Chorus had that mystically intense quality the music needs.
Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph, 12 May 2023

The Philharmonia Chorus provided a mighty sound in Loud Alarm Bells, their solo movement, but also backed the three soloists stoically.
Mark Pullinger, bachtrack.com, 12 May 2023

Rachmaninov and Scriabin at the Royal Festival Hall

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On Thursday 11 May, the Philharmonia Chorus took part in performances of Rachmaninov's The Bells and Scriabin's Prometheus, the Poem of Fire at the Royal Festival Hall, London. The Chorus joined the Philharmonia Orchestra, pianist Alexei Volodin, soprano Anush Hovhannisyan, tenor Toby Spence, and baritone Yuriy Yurchuk. The performances were conducted by Stanislav Kochanovsky.