Choir - Estd. 1874
Belfast Philharmonic Choir is pleased to support the Ulster Orchestra
Members have signed a letter to the Minister for Culture Arts & Leisure and to Belfast City Council stating their concern for the current plight of the Ulster Orchestra and urging the decision makers to secure the future of the Ulster Orchestra.
You, too, can play your part...
Sign the petition
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
Thinking of joining a choir?
Come and experience the Phil at our Open Rehearsal.
Join us today as we learn some choral favourites and get ready to perform them at the end of the day!
No experience necessary.
Hear My Words
Come and hear Belfast Philharmonic Choir accompanied by internationally renowned organist, David Goodenough, on the Mulholland Grand Organ.
Saturday 7th March 2015
From Handel to Parry and Vivaldi to Rutter - no matter what your taste in Choral music there will be something for you today.
31st January 2015