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: HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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 most enduring and popular works in the choral repertoire: Messiah by Handel

 

Linda is looking forward to conducting the performances very much. She says: “Messiah has become an inseparable part of the British preparation for Christmas. Yet, in truth, it is much more than a Christmas work. Arguably, a performance of Messiah is at least as appropriate around Eastertide, which is why we’ve decided to perform it in the weeks leading up to Easter. In fact, Handel’s great masterpiece can enrich performers and listeners at any time of the year.

 

The choir last performed Messiah six years ago and Linda knows everyone is keen to perform it again. “It’s no surprise that Messiah is such a favourite”, she says. “It contains many truly memorable arias and some of the most exciting choruses that Handel ever wrote.”

 

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

 

8 March. St Peter’s RC Church, London Road, Gloucester GL1 3EX

22 March St Stephen’s, Barbourne, Worcester WR3 7HS


Tickets for both concerts cost £8. Accompanied children under 16 admitted free

 

On 29 March for our final performance we shall be joined by our orchestra, led as usual by Christopher Horner.

 

That concert takes place at Pershore Abbey and tickets cost £12. Accompanied children under 16 admitted free

 

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 2014, including a very special concert in Tewkesbury Abbey on 8 November to commemorate the centenary of World War I  

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.