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.


See Cleveland Philharmonic Choir's Website

WHOOPS - The website is being re-constructed!

Apologies to all our readers.  The US based company which provides web services for Cleveland Philharmonic Choir has had a major crash of its systems (not thought to be Trump or Putin related). It is in the process of restoring all of the websites which it hosts, including ours.  Meanwhile, please keep checking here for news about our rehearsal schedule and our concerts.

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