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


Grand Christmas Classics
Friday 14 December 2018
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Toby Purser  conductor
Natasha Jouhl  soprano
Alexander James Edwards  tenor
Matt Baker  presenter

London Concert Orchestra
Fanfare Trumpeters of the Band of the Coldstream Guards
London Philharmonic Choir

Grand Christmas Classics

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