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Cleveland Philharmonic Choir - the main 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.

  • is proud to have as its Honorary President Sir Thomas Allen CBE, the distinguished baritone.

  • 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 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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