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 CONCERT on 14 April 2019
J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion
PROGRAMME OF MUSIC (due to the length of this piece please note the start time of 7pm)
J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion
Conductor: Christopher Fletcher
Soprano: Catherine Hamilton
Alto: Alison Kettlewell
Tenor Solos: Nicholas Hawker
Tenor Evangelist: Neil Jenkins
Bass Solos: John Hobbs
Bass Christus: Darren Jeffery
Sunday 14 April 2019, Concert 7:00pm
Location: Plymouth Guildhall
Tickets available: £17 in advance, £19 on the door, £5 under 16s/students
Tickets available from choir members and from:
Choir ticket manager: 01822 853791
Plymouth: Framing Centre, 83 Hyde Park Rd.
Tavistock: Mainly Stationery, 9 Duke St.
To book online click the WeGotTickets logo.
WITH BOB CHILCOTT
On 29 September 2018 we were joined by the renowned conductor and composer to lead a choral workshop.
FUTURE CONCERTS IN 2019
Sunday 14 April 2019 7:00pm 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 at wegottickets.com 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.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