Registered Charity NIC103443



7 Sep 2016: Open Rehearsal - all welcome

28 Sep 2016: 50 Concerts in a Day

12 Nov 2016: Mozart at St Anne's

9-10 Dec 2016: Messiah at Christmas

15 Dec 2016: Sing Carols at Christmas 

22 Dec 2016: Community Christmas Concert 


Sat 4 Feb 2017: Come & Sing 

14 Apr 2017: Fauré Requiem at Easter

28-29 Apr 2017: La Bohème

20 May 2017: UO 50th Anniversary

23-31 Aug 2017: The Phil On Tour

Venue: Ulster Hall


Ulster Orchestra, Northern Ireland Opera, Belfast Philharmonic plus soloists from across Ireland bring you this tale of young love in Paris one Christmas Eve.

28th-29th April 7.45pm 

Recruitment Workshops

If your child is in P3 or P4 and loves to sing, book a slot in our recruitment workshops for a chance to join the choir.  


Click the links below for full details or to apply.  


Closing date 12th May.

Tue 23rd - Thu 25th May


Celebrating 50 Seasons!

20th May 7.45pm

Venue: Belfast Waterfront


The Grand Finale of The Ulster Orchestra's Golden Season, led by their Chief Conductor, Rafael Payare.

The Phil, led by music director Stephen Doughty, is Northern Ireland's only symphonic choir and performs at least four concerts per year, many alongside the Ulster Orchestra.   This includes the traditional performances of Handel's Messiah which we have undertaken each Christmas since 1886!


At the end of the season there will another "first" for Belfast Philharmonic Choir - we are going on tour!  Keep in touch throughout the year to hear how preparations for our Polish Tour are going.  


2016-17 is another special year in the musical life of Belfast.  The Ulster Orchestra is celebrating its 50th anniversary and The Phil are delighted to be singing alongside them at concerts throughout the year.  Happy birthday Ulster Orchestra!


…"Throughout the Philharmonic Choir is superb, with their rhythmic attack, precision of diction and varying dynamics …  They excel in crisp marcato and staccato phrases …  How refreshing to hear Handel sung with such variety of tone colour and dynamics…"

Nuala McAlister Hart, Messiah Review, Dec 2014 © Culture Northern Ireland


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