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.

John Rutter: Feel The Spirit

Morten Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna

Date: Sunday 3 July 2016 at 7:30 pm


 “A classic of modern American writing. Old world structures and new world spirit intertwine in a cunningly written score, at once sensuous and spare”. The Times writing about Lux Aeterna

“Another vocal compendium from John Rutter to delight fans of close ­harmony singing” on Feel The Spirit

Conductor: Christopher Fletcher
Soloists: Shirley Tyack
Date: Sunday 3 July 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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A new profile of our conductor Christopher Fletcher

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The Herald has featured a lengthy profile of Christopher Fletcher. Read it on our Facebook page here:


Sunday 3 July, 2016

John Rutter: Feel The Spirit & other anthems
Morten Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna

Sunday 27 November, 2016

Handel: Messiah
Howard Goodall: Eternal Light

Sunday 21 May, 2017

J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor


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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