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

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.

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OUR NEXT CONCERT

Johann Sebastian Bach: St John Passion

“A little slice of musical heaven.” “…its feverish drama suits modern tastes.“ BBC Music

Conductor: Christopher Fletcher

Soloists: Susanna Fairbairn – soprano, Laura Trayhurn – mezzo-soprano, Richard Rowntree – tenor, Andrew Mayor -baritone, Mark Boocock – bass

Date: Sunday 20 March 2016 at 7:30 pm
Location: The Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth. PL1 1HA

FUTURE CONCERTS IN 2016

Sunday 3 July
John Rutter: Feel The Spirit & other anthems
Morten Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna

Sunday 27 November
Handel: Messiah
Howard Goodall: Eternal Light

More Info Here

COMMENTS FOLLOWING OUR MOST RECENT CONCERT OF MENDELSSOHN’S ELIJAH

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“Plymouth Philharmonic Choir, under conductor Christopher Fletcher, couldn’t have made a more telling case for the work, 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

The choir had, “Lots of dynamic range, lots of characterisation, they were really great.”
ALISON KETTLEWELL – mezzo

“It was a fantastic concert. It’s not work to sing Elijah, it’s pure enjoyment. The orchestra played really well, the chorus were wonderful, as always, it’s been a thoroughly enjoyable night. The choir always make a good sound. Everyone’s enthusiastic and  very friendly. They are a pleasure to sing with.”
DARREN JEFFERY – bass baritone

“It was mesmerising. There was a tremendous reaction at the end and well deserved. It was some of the most beautiful choral music I’ve heard for a long time. Especially with this piece which is so remarkably difficult.”
CHRISTOPHER LEMMINGS – tenor

“Everyone was on super form last night. I think it was a wonderful evening and I really enjoyed it. Elijah is a long piece but I thought it was exciting throughout.”
CATHERINE HAMILTON – soprano

“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

 

"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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