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.

OUR PLYMOUTH SOUND IS HEADING UP’T NORTH

Each year fifty or so members of the PPC take their music on the road and later this month they will be hoping to wow audiences during two concerts in the Bradford and Leeds area. The Phil’s programme includes John Rutter’s Feel the Spirit along with a number of his anthems and organ solos by Father Tim Lewis.

The concerts are also a nostalgia trip for several choir-members with Yorkshire connections. Conductor Christopher Fletcher hails from Pudsey, and baritone Mark Boocock is a Yorkshire man. Mark will provide the solo in Vaughan Williams’s Five Mystical Songs.

On Friday 29th July at 7:30 the choir will be singing at Saltaire United Reformed Church and on Saturday 30th July at 7:30pm at St Chads in Far Headingley. The Saltaire URC admission is £5 (£4 concessions), St Chads ask for a donation to the church please.  Enquiries: 07815071445

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.  http://plymouthphilchoir.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Workshop-leaflet-inside-outside-.pdf

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

Date: Sunday 27 November at 7:30 pm

OUR NEXT CONCERT

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

Conductor: Christopher Fletcher
Soloists:TBA
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

MORE INFO & BOOK ONLINE

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.  http://plymouthphilchoir.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Workshop-leaflet-inside-outside-.pdf

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

Date: Sunday 27 November at 7:30 pm

OUR NEXT CONCERT

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

Conductor: Christopher Fletcher
Soloists:TBA
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

MORE INFO & BOOK ONLINE

CHOIR NEWS

OUR PLYMOUTH SOUND IS HEADING UP’T NORTH

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Photos of our recent concert

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There are some photos and a behind-the-scenes glimpse of our July concert of Rutter’s Feel the Spirit and Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna on our FaceBook page. See two posts here:…

FUTURE CONCERTS IN 2016 & 2017

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

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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

COMMENTS FOLLOWING RECENT CONCERTS

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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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