Choir - Estd. 1874
13th September 2014
Written by Benjamin Britten for the commissioning of the new Coventry Cathedral in 1962, Belfast Philharmonic Choir will be taking part in this concert to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War I.
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!
"Last Friday's performance of The Messiah by the Ulster Orchestra and the Belfast Philharmonic was one of the best I have heard for many years."
© Alf McCreary, Belfast Telegraph 21st December 2013
The Orchestral Rehearsal for Britten's War Requiem in St Anne's Cathedral will be open to the public.
Belfast Philharmonic joins with Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, St Anne's Girls Choristers, Ulster Orchestra & RTÉ Concert Orchestra for this musical commemoration of the centenary of World War I.
13th November 2014
Following the popular Open Rehearsal for the Grand Opening Concert in September, the final rehearsal for Britten's War Requiem will also be open to the public.
14th November 2014