"the real star of the show turned out to be the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir."
-Liverpool Echo on Brahm's German Requiem, September 2013
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.
Ian Tracey has been Chorus Master of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir since 1985. To contact Ian, please visit his website for more details.
Join the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
We are always looking for new choir members. The choir rehearse on a Monday evening in term time, with additional rehearsals in the lead up to concerts. The application form is available to download on the right.
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.
For further information on memberships click here.
What the press say
"A beautifully focused Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir wept by the waters of Babylon and pealed out triumphant alleluias. The choir were weighed in the balance and not found wanting."
Hilary Finch The Times
"The highlight was a brazenly sensual account of William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast, featuring outstanding contributions the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir."
Alfred Hickling The Guardian
"The combination of excitement and detail in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir's singing was thrillingly accomplished."
Tim Ashley The Guardian