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.
"The orchestral playing was wonderfully vibrant, and the choral singing outstandingly secure and controlled throughout, the polyphony crystal clear over a wide dynamic range."
Concerts in 2020 and 2021 include
John Adams Harmonium Edward Gardner*
Beethoven Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II Vladimir Jurowski*
Beethoven Choral Fantasy Daniele Rustioni*
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Neville Creed*
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Daniele Rustioni*
Busoni Piano Concerto Sir Antonio Pappano*
Enescu Symphony No. 3 Vladimir Jurowski*
Fauré Requiem Bertrand de Billy
Sofia Gubaidulina Über Liebe und Hass Edward Gardner*
Handel Zadok the Priest Daniele Rustioni*
Janáček Glagolitic Mass Edward Gardner*
James MacMillan Christmas Oratorio Vladimir Jurowski*
Mahler Symphony No. 2 Klaus Mäkelä*
Poulenc Seven Tenebrae Responses Bertrand de Billy
Szymanowski Symphony No. 3 Thomas Søndergård*
Wagner Götterdämmerung Vladimir Jurowski*
* This concert has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
For details of our next performances please see our current season >