Cleveland Philharmonic Choir

Cleveland Philharmonic Choir

Cleveland Philharmonic Choir is the leading large chorus in the Tees Valley and has been bringing fine quality music to substantial audiences for 45 years, led by Music Director John Forsyth (pictured left), one of the most distinguished choral trainers in the UK, recently awarded the MBE for services to music and music education.  

The choir sets itself high performance standards and works hard to do justice to the great music it is privileged to sing - the great classics by Bach, Handel and Mozart but also less well-known and challenging pieces which people rarely get the chance to hear. Performances feature experienced professional singers but also give opportunities to young, local soloists and choirs of young people.  Members also support a hospice and music in a local primary school and provide singers for events run by other organisations – recently to one bringing opera accompanied by silver band to several venues in the area!

Cleveland Philharmonic Choir has gained a reputation for delivering large events successfully in the Tees Valley and, through continuous improvement, is now poised to become regionally significant.


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Our new Junior Choir!

For full information, see Junior Choir page

Joining the Choir

Cleveland Philharmonic Choir always welcomes new members. If you would enjoy singing with us, why not come along to a rehearsal?  More information

Friends of the Choir

Why not become a Friend of the Choir and get benefits such as discounts on concert tickets and advance notice of concerts.  More Information.

Announcements for Choir Members

Rehearsal 20th March
See ChoirNotes newsletter sent out yesterday by Joan about music for tonight's rehearsal. Please bring pretty much everything you've got that is French related :-) PLUS War Requiem!

Rehearsal Aids.  Please see new note on Music page about John Fletcher site and Cyberbass. Also, here are the direct links to Cyberbass files:
Britten - War Requiem

See DATES section farther down page


Tues 3 and 10 Apr - No rehearsal
Tues 17 Apr - First Rehearsal, Summer term
Sat 21 Apr - Study session on WR, Newcastle.
Sat 19 May - Choral Day (WR, combined choirs, Durham)
Tue 29 May - No rehearsal
Fri 22 Jun
- An Evening of French Music, St Mary’s

Rest of July and August - No rehearsal

Tue 4 Sep - First rehearsal, Autumn term
Sat 29 Sep - Choral Day (WR, combined choirs, Newcastle)
Tue 23 Oct - No rehearsal - half term
Sat 3 Nov - Choral Day (WR, combined choirs Stockton BT)
Fri 9 Nov - 7-10 Rehearsal for choirs and orchestra (M’Bro TH)
Sat 10 Nov - Sage, War Requiem
Sun 16 Dec (tbc) - 3pm St Barnabas, Carol Concert

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