Croydon Philharmonic Choir is recognised as one of the finest choirs in southern England. We have a long and distinguished history, performing a rich and varied repertoire in Croydon and south-east England for the past century, culminating in the celebrations which marked our hundredth anniversary in December 2014.
We sing with major orchestras who include the BBC Concert Orchestra, the London Mozart Players and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. We have taken part in the BBC Proms in the Park, Songs of Praise and the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. We sing at a range of venues, from the Fairfield Halls in Croydon to the Cadogan Hall in central London.
Led by our inspirational music director, David Gibson, we sing a rich and diverse mix of programmes and are supported by professional soloists and orchestras.
We have almost 100 active members - and are always looking for more. Singing is inspirational, beneficial - and fun. If you would like to try us out, come to one of the open rehearsals which we are holding on September 6, 13 and 20 at our regular rehearsal venue, St Matthew's Church in Chichester Road. They start at 7.15pm. You can contact us first, using the details on our website - or just turn up. You will find us sociable and welcoming. You don't need lots of experience - just a liking of music and a readiness to learn. If you decide you would like to join us after meeting us, we can sign you up and you will singing on stage with the rest of us in no time.
Our next concert is Summertime Blues, which we are performing at St Mary Magdalene's on Saturday 25 June. The main piece is the wonderful jazz mass, Mass in Blue by Will Todd - who recently led one of our rehearsals of his piece. We are also singing a selection from Gerswhin's sumptuous and affecting Porgy and Bess, together with three popular jazzy pieces by Cole Porter, including his bewitching Night and Day. It promises to be a swinging, toe-tapping evening - do come along!