The Croydon Philharmonic Choir is the largest and longest-established choir in Croydon. We have been singing for more than 100 years and perform four concerts each year. We have around 100 members who comprise four choral sections: soprano, alto, baritone and bass. We have an extensive repertoire, ranging from classic choral pieces to contemporary music. (Find more about our history here.)
We have an inspirational music director, David Gibson, who challenges us to bring out the best in ourselves. We have a strong reputation for staging great concerts and sending our audiences home buzzing with excitement.
JOIN US! We are a friendly, sociable choir and always give potential new members a warm welcome - click on the link to find out more. And our News Page has the latest information about some exciting membership offers (click on the link).
HEAR US! Click on the link to go to our News Page where you can watch a film of us singing.
SEE US! The link takes you to a list of our concerts for 2021-22.
We look forward to seeing you, whether you are thinking about joining us, or would like to come to our next concert (details below). Either way, we promise you a great time!
We were hoping to resume real-life rehearsals on 18 May. We were gearing up for a return to St Matthew's Church - when the government "clarified" its advice to amateur choirs, namely that they were not allowed to meet in groups of more than six indoors (or 30 outdoors, for that matter). We were dealt a further blow when lockdown was extended into July. Undeterred, we continued our remote rehearsals, including the magnificent Bach Mass in B Minor, together with the several new pieces: the Misa Criolla, a hauntingly beautiful mass that uses Latin American and Creole rhythms; and a wonderful setting of poems by the Spanish genius Federico Lorca. The current season is now over and we are hoping to resume full indoor rehearsals in September and to perform a revived programme of concerts, starting in November and with an exciting Christmas offering. Please see our Concerts page for our plans for 2021 and 2022.
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