We have produced an exciting short film showing us in rehearsal and in a concert performance. It lasts just under eight minutes and provides a brilliant showcase of our appeal and our talents. The film, produced by Anna Keel, shows us rehearsing and then performing our concert at St John's, Upper Norwood on 4 November 2017, when we sang Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams and The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins. It also gives a sense of the choir's atmosphere and the pleasure and rewards its members find in singing. The film is to be shown in local cinemas and will act as a wonderful recruitment aid. Just click on the link below to watch it!
We have almost 100 active members. We are always keen to have more, and we have some big offers for anyone joining us. All new members get their first term free. Tenors and basses can join for a whole year for free. There is a 50% discount for anyone under 30. And full-time students pay nothing at all!
Singing is inspirational, beneficial - and fun. If you would like to try us out, come to one of our rehearsals at St Matthew's Church in Chichester Road. Proceedings start at 7.15pm.
You can contact us first, using the details on our website - or just turn up. We welcome all voices - especially tenors and sopranos! You will find us sociable and inclusive. 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, we can sign you up and you will be singing on stage with the rest of us in no time.
There are more details on how to take advantage of our big membership offers on the Join Us page.
For our next concert, we will be singing a selection of choral classics with familiar tunes, including Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, Mozart's Laudate Dominum and Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring. The venue is St Mildred's church (photo left) in Bingham Road, renowned for its accoustics. We start rehearsals, following our summer break, on Tuesday September 4. We will confirm the ticket prices then, and they will be available on the door on the night, or in advance via our ticket line: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Croydon Philharmonic Choir sang to raise funds for the Croydon Foodbank on Sunday, December 10. The choir staged a one-hour performance at Croydon Boxpark, singing carols and other songs from its Christmas repertoire. It won resounding applause from the Boxpark audience, who donated £235 to Foodbank funds. We collected a further £280 for the Foodbank at our brilliant Christmas Concert at St Matthew's on December 18.