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
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