With its 150-year tradition, and reputation for versatility, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir has always been central to the life of Liverpool Philharmonic. Its members are drawn from a wide range of occupations in business, medicine, education, industry and many other fields, and travel from all parts of Merseyside, and beyond, to take part in the Choir's activities. In recent years, the Choir has performed Orff’s Carmina Burana, Verdi’s Requiem, Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater, Brahms’ A German Requiem, James MacMillan’s St John Passion and of course our annual series of Carol Concerts, The Spirit of Christmas and Messiah.
In the 2012/13 season, they will feature in Orff's Carmina Burana on 7 September and 8 September , Dvořák’s Te Deum on 24 November, the annual Spirit of Christmas concerts from 18-23 December, Handel's Messiah on 5 January, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle on 27 April and Borodin's Polovtsian Dances on 23 May and 24 May.
In the 2013/14 concerts include A German Requiem on 14 September, Puccini's Tosca on 20 September and 22 September, Petrenko's Shostakovich on 26 September, Mozart's Requiem on 9 November, Great Britten on 21 November, Pirates of the Caribbean on 3 January and 4 January, Messiah on 11 January, The Creation on 22 February, Bach's St John Passion on 16 April and Bringing Down the House! on 23 May.
The choir will also sing at the World Congress of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) on Monday 24 June 2013 at Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre (ACC). They will be singing during the walk in at 4.55pm and inbetween the ‘Admission of Fellows ad eundem’ and ‘Admission of Fellows honoris causa’.
Ian Tracey has been Chorus Master of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir since 1985. To contact Ian, please visit his website for more details.
We are always looking for new choir members. If you are interested in auditioning or need further information, please contact Rosemary Barton at or telephone 0151 210 2895.
Members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir are also required to be Members of Liverpool Philharmonic at an annual fee of £100 for Silver Membership, or, for full time students and unemployment claimants, £32.50 for Bronze Membership.