Wed 6 Sep 2017: OPEN REHEARSAL
3 Nov 2017: The Armed Man & Lux Aeterna
8 Dec 2017: Handel's Messiah
9 Dec 2017: Handel's Messiah
21 Dec 2017: The Magic of Christmas
17 Feb 2018: I Love The Musicals!
30 Mar 2018: Brahm's Requiem at Easter
5 May 2018: Season Finale inc. Phil Kids
The Phil On Tour!
Opole ~ Katowice ~ Lviv
Wed 23rd - Thu 31st August
This summer Belfast Philharmonic Choir went on a 3 date, European Tour!
Poulenc Stabat Mater
Mozart C Minor Mass
with the Lviv Virtuosos Academic Chamber Orchestra in venues in Poland and Ukraine.
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.
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