Cleveland Philharmonic Choir

Cleveland Philharmonic Choir

Cleveland Philharmonic Choir Concert in Sage Gateshead, November 1st 2014.
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast, with Sir Thomas Allen, Northern Spirit, members of North East Youth Chorale and Mowbray Orchestra. Conductor: John Forsyth.

  Cleveland Philharmonic Choir      

  • is a mixed-voice choir which aspires to professional standards and has a good reputation in north-east England.
  • is fortunate in having John Forsyth MBE as Music Director – a source of non-stop energy, inspiration and fun.  John Forsyth MBE - Musical Director
  • is proud to have as its Honorary President Sir Thomas Allen CBE, the distinguished baritone.  Sir Thomas Allen CBE - Honorary President 
  • has over 120 members, currently aged from 17 upwards, from Middlesbrough, Stockton, East Cleveland, Hartlepool, Darlington and North Yorkshire.
  • gives at least three concerts a year, using  professional soloists and a good orchestra.
  • stages concerts throughout the Tees Valley region and beyond.
  • has weekly term-time rehearsals supported by several Choral Training days each year.
  • involves children and young people in its performances.
  • has sung music spanning five centuries of composition, including a world première and a joint commission; it is not afraid of a challenge.
  • has a mailing list of over 300, runs a limited edition free ticket scheme for new audience members and is supported by a ‘Friends of the Choir’ organisation.
  • gives a warm welcome and lots of help to new members.                           

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Reminder of Important Dates

4 Sep
- 1st rehearsal
29 Sep
(Sat) 10-4 - Combined Choir rehearsal, Royal Grammar School Newcastle.
9 Oct - AGM
No half term break in October
3 Nov (Sat) 10-4 - Combined Choir rehearsal, Stockton Baptist Church
4 Nov
(Sunday) 1-8 - Orchestra rehearsal, Ripon venue. No choirs
9 Nov
(Friday) 7-10 - Full rehearsal for all choirs and main orchestra, Middlesbrough Town Hall
10 Nov
(Sat) - Britten: War Requiem , Sage Gateshead. Soloists and chamber orchestra 12-1, rehearsal for all 2-5, performance 7.30pm
11 Dec
- Alison Gill plays for rehearsal
16 Dec (Sunday) - Family Christmas Carol Concert, Rehearsal 1.30-2.30, Concert 3-4.15, St Barnabas Church. Fishburn Band, Alison Gill.

8 Jan - First rehearsal
19 Feb - Half term
6 April (Sat) - Concert. Mozart Vespers, Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Mozart Requiem, Stockton Baptist Church. Katherine Broderick, Anna Huntley, Nicky Spence, Gavan Ring. Mowbray Orchestra.
9 & 16 April - Easter break.
23 April - first rehearsal
28 May - Half term
28 June (Friday) - Concert: Baltic Cruise and Homecoming, Middlesbrough Cathedral. Rehearsal 6pm, Concert 7.30.

3 Sep 2019 - first rehearsal
12 Oct - Mahler 2, Ripon Cathedral
6 Dec - Possible performance at Middlesbrough Town Hall - to be discussed.
15 Dec (tbc) - Family Christmas Carol Concert