About the Choir

The London Philharmonic Choir was founded in 1947 as the chorus for the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Working under conductors such as Boulez, Elder, Gatti, Haitink, Jurowski, Masur, Nézet-Séguin, Norrington, Rattle, Solti, Tennstedt and Welser-Möst, the Choir has always met with critical acclaim. Now widely regarded as one of the nation’s finest choirs, we perform regularly with the LPO and other world-class orchestras at major venues and festivals throughout the year.

From time to time we tour abroad – recently to Budapest, Paris, Lucerne, Rome, Athens, Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, the Canary Islands, and further afield to Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Perth. In January 2004 we were invited to sing in the Vatican’s Papal Concert of Reconciliation. We have also built up an impressive discography throughout our history and continue to participate in recordings for CD, radio and television.

Our standards are high, but it’s not all hard work – we’re a very friendly and relaxed choir, enjoying not only the singing but a bit of socialising too. You’ll find out more about what we do – including information about joining us – on the following pages.

Mark Elder rehearsing the Choir

"The orchestral playing was wonderfully vibrant, and the choral singing outstandingly secure and controlled throughout, the polyphony crystal clear over a wide dynamic range."

Beethoven  Missa Solemnis,  Elder

The Guardian

Concerts in 2018 and 2019 include

Bernstein  Chichester Psalms  Thierry Fischer
Fauré  Requiem  Oliver Gooch
Haydn  The Seasons  Vladimir Jurowski
Janáček  The Eternal Gospel  Vladimir Jurowski
Magnus Lindberg  Triumph to Exist  Vladimir Jurowski
Mozart  Requiem  Neville Creed
Orff  Carmina Burana  Andrew Nethsingha
Orff  Carmina Burana  Jérémie Rhorer
Poulenc  Stabat Mater  Jérémie Rhorer
Rossini  Petite messe solennelle  Gustavo Gimeno
Stravinsky  Ave Maria  Neville Creed
Stravinsky  Credo  Neville Creed
Stravinsky  Pater Noster  Neville Creed
Stravinsky  Perséphone  Thomas Adès
Stravinsky  Requiem Canticles  Vladimir Jurowski
Stravinsky  Symphony of Psalms  Thierry Fischer
Stravinsky  Threni  Vladimir Jurowski
Tippett  A Child of our Time  Edward Gardner
Verdi  Requiem  Andrés Orozco-Estrada

Next concert


A Celebration of Christmas
Sunday 2 December 2018
3.00 pm,  Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Neville Creed  conductor

Soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Gabrieli  O Magnum Mysterium
Byrd  O Magnum Mysterium
Praetorius  In dulci jubilo
Cornelius  The Three Kings
Scheidt  Battle Suite
Schütz  Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt
Schütz  Hodie Christus Natus Est
Mathias  Sir Christèmas
Trad. arr. Wood  Ding Dong! Merrily on High
Niles arr. Harvey  I Wonder as I Wander
Trad. arr. Carter  Lord of the Dance
Iveson  A selection from Christmas Crackers
Rutter  Shepherd’s Pipe Carol
Lauridsen  O Magnum Mysterium
Trad. arr. Rutter  The Twelve Days of Christmas

More info