South West England’s Premier Choir

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.


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:…

Reaction to our recent concert

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There were some very complimentary things said about our performance of Bach’s St John Passion. Read all about it here:


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

Saturday  3pm 1 July, 2017 at
The Cathedral Church of Saint Mary and Saint Boniface
45 Cecil St, Plymouth PL1 5HW
Cream Tea Concert of John Rutter (ed.): Opera Highlights
The £15 ticket includes a cream tea

Sunday 26 November, 2017 at Plymouth Guildhall
Claudio Monteverdi: Vespers

Tickets are available from choir members, by becoming an Associate Member, online at, mail order, through various ticket outlets in and around the City and on concert day at Plymouth Guildhall Box Office.
For tickets by post/mail order, please ring the choir ticket manager on
01822 853791



“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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