Choir - Estd. 1874
13th September 2014
The Belfast Philharmonic Choir (affectionately known as "The Phil") was founded in 1874 which means we have been enhancing life through choral singing for 140 years!
Led by music director Stephen Doughty, the 120+ strong chorus 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!
…"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
Sat 30th May 19:45 p.m. Ulster Hall
Join Belfast Philharmonic Choir and their guests the Ulster Orchestra in the grand finale to their 140th Anniversary Season.
In addition to some well known numbers designed to raise the roof, this gala concert features the world première of James Whitbourn's new work based on the life and works of Belfast born CS Lewis specially commissioned for this occasion.
Zadok The Priest GF Handel
Serenade To Music R Vaughn Williams
Et Clamabant S Doherty
Blest Pair of Sirens CHH Parry
~ INTERVAL ~
Seek Him Who Made The Seven Stars J Dove
Seven Heavens J Whitbourn