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7 Sep 2016: Open Rehearsal - all welcome

28 Sep 2016: 50 Concerts in a Day

12 Nov 2016: Mozart at St Anne's

9-10 Dec 2016: Messiah at Christmas

15 Dec 2016: Sing Carols at Christmas 

22 Dec 2016: Community Christmas Concert 


Sat 4 Feb 2017: Come & Sing 

14 Apr 2017: Fauré Requiem at Easter

28-29 Apr 2017: La Bohème

20 May 2017: UO 50th Anniversary

23-31 Aug 2017: The Phil On Tour

Venue: Ulster Hall


Ulster Orchestra, Northern Ireland Opera, Belfast Philharmonic plus soloists from across Ireland bring you this tale of young love in Paris one Christmas Eve.

28th-29th April 7.45pm 




BUT, if you did miss the show you can read all about it in this Belfast Telegraph review.

Fri 9th - Sat 10th December

Venue: Ulster Hall


Mark Good Friday with the Ulster Orchestra and Belfast Philharmonic Choir as we perform Poulenc's Stabat Mater and Fauré's Requiem, his popular and most famous work.

14th April 7.45pm


at Easter 


Saturday 4th FEBRUARY

Venue: Royal Belfast Academical Institution


Thank you to Stephen Doughty, Gail Evans, the Ulster Orchestra, NI Opera and all the singers, who came from far and wide, for coming along on Saturday and making our 2017 Come & Sing a memorable day.  


We look forward to doing it all again next year!

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!


At the end of the season there will another "first" for Belfast Philharmonic Choir - we are going on tour!  Keep in touch throughout the year to hear how preparations for our Polish Tour are going.  


2016 is another special year in the musical life of Belfast.  The Ulster Orchestra is celebrating its 50th anniversary and The Phil are delighted to be singing alongside them at concerts throughout the year.  Happy birthday Ulster Orchestra!


…"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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