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.
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.
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On Saturday 10 December the Philharmonia Chorus performed Part 1 of Handel's Messiah in St James's Sussex Gardens in London. The solos in this concert were sung by members of the Philharmonia Chorus Student Scheme. Our Student Scheme is the first rung on the professional ladder for students of singing at music colleges and universities. In addition to performing as members of the Chorus in concerts, opportunities for solo performances arise from time to time, as in this concert. Accompaniment was provided by Timothy End, and the performance was conducted by Gavin Carr.
The Philharmonia Chorus returned to the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 14 December 2022 with two seasonal performances of Handel's Messiah. The Chorus were joined by soprano Ella Taylor, mezzo-soprano Angharad Lyddon, tenor Zwakele Tshabalala and bass William Thomas. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was conducted by Eduardo Strausser.
The Philharmonia Chorus will be back in the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 14 December 2022 with two seasonal performances of Handel's Messiah. The Chorus will be joined by soprano Ella Taylor, mezzo-soprano Angharad Lyddon, tenor Zwakele Tshabalala and bass William Thomas. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Eduardo Strausser.
On Sunday 23 October, the Philharmonia Chorus took part in a performance of Mahler's Eighth Symphony in the Royal Albert Hall, part of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Mahler cycle. The Chorus joined sopranos Sarah Wegener, Jacquelyn Wagner and Regula Mühlemann, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, contralto Claudia Huckle, tenor Vincent Wolfsteiner, baritone Benedict Nelson, bass James Platt, The City of London Choir, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Tiffin Boys Choir and Schola Cantorum of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School. The performance was conducted by Vasily Petrenko.