The main work will be Mozart’s Requiem. It’s one of the great masterpieces in the choral repertoire; we love singing it and it’s a great favourite with audiences. We last performed it in 2012 but a lot of new members have joined since then and we wanted those singers to have the experience of learning this wonderful work. We’ll be pairing it with Schubert’s delightful Mass in G major.
Details of these concerts are on our Where to hear us page.
We’ll be giving a very special concert in Tewkesbury Abbey on 10 November, the eve of Remembrance Sunday. We’ll be performing the Elgar Cello Concerto, soloist Rebecca McNaught, other music by Elgar and also Worcester composer, Ian Venables as well as John Rutter’s lovely Requiem.
This will be our contribution to the commemoration of the end of the Great War. We aim to make it a concert to remember.
If you’re interested in joining Philomusica to sing all of this wonderful music in 2018 Linda would be very keen to hear from you. As she says: “There are no auditions. Instead we have a trial period of a month which gives new recruits the chance to see if they like the Philomusica experience: almost without exception they do.”
There’s all the information you need on the ‘How to be part of us’ page
We have weekly rehearsals in Worcester and Gloucester – members attend whichever one is most convenient for them on a weekly basis.
Worcester rehearsals are at Bromyard Road Methodist Church, St. John’s, Worcester, WR2 5DL on Thursday evenings at 19.30.
Gloucester rehearsals take place at The Milestone School, Longford Lane, Gloucester GL2 9EU on Friday evenings at 19.30