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Wed 6 September:  OPEN REHEARSAL

3 November:  The Armed Man & Lux Aeterna

25 November: Royal Belfast Golf Club

8 December:  Handel's Messiah

9 December:  Handel's Messiah

21 December:  The Magic of Christmas



Wed 10 January: Open Rehearsal

27 January: Come & Sing Carmina Burana

17 February:  I Love The Musicals!

30 March:  Brahm's Requiem at Easter

5 May:  Season Finale inc. Phil Kids

MESSIAH at Christmas

GF Handel

8th-9th DECEMBER 7.30pm

Venue: Belfast Waterfront


Conductor: Paul Daniel

Ulster Orchestra

Belfast Philharmonic Choir


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Venue: Belfast Waterfront


Ulster Orchestra

Belfast Philharmonic Choir


A magical show that will get you in the mood for Christmas!

21st DECEMBER 7.45pm

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 final concert of this season.


...the concert was unique; Emotional and mystical, it fell into the soul...

        ...but the power of expression and interpretation of the mighty Belfast Philharmonic Choir was most striking...

Teresa Semik, Aug 2017 © Dziennik Zachodni


..."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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