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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Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah

” Mendelssohn’s towering Biblical epic Elijah has frisson, power and drama – a magnificent oratorio.” – Classic FM

Conductor: Christopher Fletcher

Soloists: Catherine Hamilton – soprano, Alison Kettlewell – mezzo-soprano, Christopher Lemmings – tenor, Darren Jeffery – bass-baritone

Date: Sunday 6 December 2015 at 7:30 pm
Location: The Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth. PL1 1HA

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“This was a one-off performance that will surely not be bettered in the city for many years to come – and rightly so.” Philip Buttall, music critic.

“I thought tonight’s concert was tremendous. There were a lot of people in the audience who really know their music and they made a point of coming up and saying how good it was…and to look around the Guildhall and see it packed full of people is simply wonderful.” Christopher Fletcher, PPC Conductor

Singing with Plymouth Philharmonic Choir is, “Fantastic! Christopher’s doing a wonderful job. The choir sounded absolutely great; the orchestra spot on; the audience really enjoyed it.” Matthew Minter, tenor

“I’ve performed Requiem about five times in the last two years…and the Plymouth Philharmonic is probably the best choir I’ve sung this piece with.” Bass-baritone Roderick Hunt

“I thought the concert went really, really well. Verdi’s Requiem is a masterpiece which I love singing. The whole evening captured the drama and poignancy of the piece.” Catherine Hamilton, soprano

“I think (the PPC) are amazing. I thought tonight was the best one I’ve sung and witnessed. It was astonishing. The stars were the choir. The orchestra also.” Alison Kettlewell, mezzo-soprano

“I don’t expect ever to hear a better performance of Verdi’s Requiem. It was very moving” Brian Gerry, local Conductor and Musical Director

"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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