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 and concerts often include internationally respected soloists.


Our next workshop is on Saturday 28 September 2019 with David Lawrence, one of the UK’s most versatile conductors, working with orchestras, symphony choruses and national youth choirs.

He was recently nominated for a Gramophone Award for his conducting, and holds the Guinness World Record for conducting the UK’s largest choir – 6,846 singers!

Download or print our workshop leaflet and entry form here:




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Photos of our recent concert in Plymouth PC Cathedral and our sell-out concert with the Orchestra of the Band of HM Royal Marines are on our Facebook page here:

PPC performing with Daniel O’Donnell

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We were invited to sing with Irish superstar Daniel O'Donnell. See a gallery of photos from the evening here:  


Sunday 1 December 2019 7:30pm at Plymouth Guildhall
Haydn: Creation

Watch this space for details of how the Choir will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020.
Also next July we will be performing a specially commissioned
piece by Plymouth composer Paul Foster
to commemorate the 400th anniversary
of the sailing from Plymouth of the Mayflower.

Tickets will be available from choir members, online at and from outlets in Plymouth and Tavistock in the run up to each concert.


“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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