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.
OUR SUMMER CONCERT ON 1 JULY
Conductor: Christopher Fletcher
Sopranos: Catherine Hamilton & Helen Haviland
Tenor: Ben Thapa
PROGRAMME OF MUSIC
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast
Felix Mendelssohn: Hymn of Praise
Bob Chilcott: Dances of Time
Sunday 1 July 2018, Concert 7:30pm
Location: Plymouth Guildhall
Tickets: £17 in advance, £19 on the door, £5 under 16s/students
Tickets are available from choir members and from:
Choir ticket manager: 01822 853791
Plymouth: Framing Centre, 83 Hyde Park Rd.
Tavistock: Mainly Stationery, 38 Brook St.
To book online click the WeGotTickets logo.
WITH BOB CHILCOTT
On 29 September 2018 we will be joined by the renowned conductor and composer to lead a choral workshop.
For full details click the Concerts and Workshop tab.
FUTURE CONCERTS IN 2018/2019
Sunday 25 November 2018 7:30pm at Plymouth Guildhall
with Plymouth Symphony Orchestra
Elgar: Dream of Gerontius
Sunday 14 April 2019 7:30pm at Plymouth Guildhall
Bach: St Matthew Passion
Saturday 6 July 2019 7:30pm at Plymouth RC Cathedral
Rossini: Messe Solennelle
Sunday 1 December 2019 7:30pm at Plymouth Guildhall
Tickets will be available from choir members, online and from a Plymouth and Tavistock outlet at a later date
“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.Feeback from recent concert
I've never been to a concert like this before and didn't think I'd like it. They were amazing!Feedback from recent concert
The highlight for me was the duet between the counter tenor and the soprano. Magnificent.Feedback from recent concert
What a lot of effort everyone puts into it, and it really shows.Feedback from recent concert
Very, very, very nice.
It was a badass concert!!!Feedback from recent concert