Royal Philharmonic 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.
"Yet if any one element really made this performance it was the singing of the London Philharmonic Chorus, who, as peasants, drunkards, demons or angels, rose magnificently to every challenge Berlioz could throw at them."Berlioz La Damnation de Faust, Elder
Concerts in 2016 and 2017 include
Beethoven Sir Mark Elder
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Christoph Eschenbach
Berlioz Requiem François-Xavier Roth
Brahms Requiem Christoph Eschenbach
Haydn Sir Roger Norrington
Karl Jenkins Requiem Sir Karl Jenkins
Mahler Symphony No. 8 Vladimir Jurowski
Mozart Requiem Nathalie Stutzmann
Szymanowski Vladimir Jurowski
Tallis Vladimir Jurowski
Verdi Requiem Brian Wright