Philomusica for music and fun - the friendliest choir in the Three Counties

Welcome to the website of Philomusica, the place for music, variety and fun!

 

We have a vision for Philomusica: we're continuing to build the choir that:

  • everyone wants to join
  • everyone wants to hear

Our Spring Concerts: Mendelssohn's Elijah

Rehearsals for our spring concerts are now well under way. Our choir and soloists are going to be giving three performances of one of the greatest nineteenth century oratorios: Elijah by Mendelssohn.

 

Linda is looking forward to conducting the performances very much. She says:The first performance of Elijah, which took place in Birmingham in 1846, was a huge success and it’s been a firm favourite with British singers and audiences ever since. It tells the story of the Old Testament prophet in a dramatic, exciting way.

 

The choir last performed Elijah in 2005 and Linda knows everyone is keen to perform it again. “It’s no surprise that Elijah is such a favourite”, she says. “It contains many truly memorable arias and some very exciting choruses.”

 

Our first two performances will be accompanied by our organist, Simon Bertram. Details are as follows:

 

28 March. Holy Trinity, Longlevens, Gloucester GL2 0AJ

18 April St John-in-Bedwardine, Worcester WR2 5BS

 

On 25 April for our final performance we shall be joined by our orchestra, led as usual by Christopher Horner. That concert takes place at Tewkesbury Abbey

 

All three concerts start at 7.30 pm. Tickets are available at tickets@philomusica.org.uk

 

Come and hear us in one of the most uplifting choral pieces ever written – and do take a look also at our ‘Where to Hear Us’ page for details of our other concerts in 2015.

 

Or….Why not sing in Elijah? 

 

New members are always warmly welcomed and currently we’d particularly like to increase the numbers in our excellent bass section. Singing with Philomusica is varied, exciting – and fun! And there are no auditions: we let all new members have a trial period during which they pay no subscription and see if they like singing with us – almost invariably people stay with us. If you’d like to know more please contact Linda either by emailing conductor@philomusica.org.uk or by calling 01684 850426. We’d love to hear from you! 

 

Becoming a Member

 

If you would like to join Philomusica as a chorus member please contact the relevant Group Representative:

 

Worcester – Worcester@philomusica.org.uk   

Gloucester – Gloucester@philomusica.org.uk

 

If you’d like more details of the singing opportunities as a soloist with Philomusica, then please contact Linda at conductor@philomusica.org.uk

 

We’d love to hear from you.