Wed 10 January: OPEN REHEARSAL
Sat 27 January: Come & Sing!
17 February: I Love The Musicals!
30 March: Brahm's Requiem at Easter
5 May: Season Finale inc. Phil Kids
9 June: Carmina Burana in Dublin
Wed 6 September: OPEN REHEARSAL
3 November: The Armed Man & Lux Aeterna
25 November: Royal Belfast Golf Club
8/9 December: Handel's Messiah
21 December: The Magic of Christmas
"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!
In August 2017 we enjoyed a highly successful 3-date concert tour, our first, where we sang to full houses in Poland and the Ukraine. More "firsts" follow in the 2017-18 season as we will give not one, but two(!), European premières - Stuart Scott's Requiem Brevis in November 2017 and Christopher Marshall's Earthsong in May 2018 at our final concert of this season.
In June we have an additional concert, the first of two with Tallaght Choral Society. Together we will be performing Carl Orff's Carmina Burana and Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. In October they will be coming up to Belfast to join us as we do it all over again!
Northern Ireland's Only Symphonic Chorus
30th MARCH 7.45pm
Venue: Ulster Hall
Subtitled A German Requiem, this piece was written as comfort to those who mourn.