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.