Founded in 1970, the 160 members of the choir perform a variety of music in the city of Plymouth and elsewhere in the country and abroad. We have won widespread acclaim which often include internationally respected soloists.

Brian Kay Choral Workshop  – Date: Saturday 1 October at 09:30

The BBC radio & TV music presenter, former King’s Singer, conductor  of The Really Big Chorus invites you to join him for a choral workshop to sing Bob Chilcott’s Dances Of Time & Great Choruses From Great Oratorios. Click this link to download the workshop leaflet which contains all the details and a booking form.

G.F Handel: Messiah (excerpts) & Howard Goodall: Eternal Light: A Requiem

Date: Sunday 27 November at 7:30 pm


G.F Handel: Messiah (excerpts)
Howard Goodall: Eternal Light: A Requiem

Conductor: Christopher Fletcher
Soloists: Katie Trethewey – soprano, Jeanette Ager – alto, Paul Austin Kelly – tenor, James Cleverton – bass
Date: Sunday 27 November 2016 at 7:30 pm
Location: The Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth. PL1 1HA
Tickets: £19 at the door; Child/student £5; £17 in advance




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Margaret’s funeral will be at St.Peter’s Church, Wyndham Square, Plymouth, PL1 5EG at 10am on Wednesday 31 August.


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It is with great sadness that we hear the news that long-standing choir member Margaret Pengelly has passed away. Regular concert goers will remember Margaret as she always sat in…


Sunday 27 November, 2016 at Plymouth Guildhall
Handel: Messiah
Howard Goodall: Eternal Light

Sunday 21 May, 2017 at Plymouth Guildhall
J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor

Saturday  3pm 1 July 2017 at The Minster Church of St Andrew
Cream Tea Concert of
John Rutter (arr.): Opera Highlights


South West England’s Premier Choir

Our 160 members conducted by Christopher Fletcher perform a variety of music in Plymouth and often elsewhere in the UK and abroad


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“Plymouth Philharmonic Choir, under conductor Christopher Fletcher, couldn’t have made a more telling case for the work [Elijah], than their quite superlative performance, where the simple sincerity and tonal beauty of  ‘He that shall endure to the end’ still emerged arguably as one of the best moments.”
Philip Buttall, music critic for The Herald

“I’m really proud to be part of this wonderful choir. Christopher works us hard but look at the results! Fantastic and memorable evening of amazing soloists and orchestra too.”
Kathryn Slater, choir member

“The choir were superb. As their new President I’d like to congratulate them all. The one word that springs to mind was moving. It was a sweeping arch of sound.” Brian Gerry

Comments overheard on the way out after St John Passion:

“What an achievement. The harmonies were fabulous.”
To a choir member “You look exhausted. How’s the voice?” “What voice?” she croaked.
“It was so moving and everyone put in a hundred and ten percent.”
“That soprano was terrific.”
“To my untutored ears it was fantastic.”
“Absolutely magic – so powerful.”
“I’m knackered!” (said by a choir member)

It is no wonder that, under the direction of Christopher Fletcher, the Plymouth Philharmonic Choir has become recognized as one of the best in the country.

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I've never been to a concert like this before and didn't think I'd like it. They were amazing!

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The highlight for me was the duet between the counter tenor and the soprano. Magnificent.

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What a lot of effort everyone puts into it, and it really shows.

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Very, very, very nice.

It was a badass concert!!!

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