Cleveland Philharmonic Choir

Cleveland Philharmonic Choir

Cleveland Philharmonic Choir Concert in Sage Gateshead, November 1st 2014.
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast, with Sir Thomas Allen, Northern Spirit, members of North East Youth Chorale and Mowbray Orchestra. Conductor: John Forsyth.

  Cleveland Philharmonic Choir      

  • is a mixed-voice choir which aspires to professional standards and has a good reputation in north-east England.
  • is fortunate in having John Forsyth MBE as Music Director – a source of non-stop energy, inspiration and fun.  John Forsyth MBE - Musical Director
  • is proud to have as its Honorary President Sir Thomas Allen CBE, the distinguished baritone.  Sir Thomas Allen CBE - Honorary President 
  • has over 120 members, currently aged from 17 upwards, from Middlesbrough, Stockton, East Cleveland, Hartlepool, Darlington and North Yorkshire.
  • gives at least three concerts a year, using  professional soloists and a good orchestra.
  • stages concerts throughout the Tees Valley region and beyond.
  • has weekly term-time rehearsals supported by several Choral Training days each year.
  • involves children and young people in its performances.
  • has sung music spanning five centuries of composition, including a world première and a joint commission; it is not afraid of a challenge.
  • has a mailing list of over 300, runs a limited edition free ticket scheme for new audience members and is supported by a ‘Friends of the Choir’ organisation.
  • gives a warm welcome and lots of help to new members.                           

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Our Next Concert...

"An Evening of French Music"
St Mary's Cathedral, Coulby Newham, June 22nd 2018, 7:30pm

See Concerts page for details of this and our other planned concerts.

Our new Junior Choir!

For full information, see Junior Choir page

Joining the Choir

Cleveland Philharmonic Choir always welcomes new members. If you would enjoy singing with us, why not come along to a rehearsal?  More information

Friends of the Choir

Why not become a Friend of the Choir and get benefits such as discounts on concert tickets and advance notice of concerts.  More Information.

Announcements for Choir Members

Avril - a clean version now on Music page

Rehearsal Aids.  Please see new note on Music page about John Fletcher site and Cyberbass. Also, here is direct link to Cyberbass files for:
Britten - War Requiem

See DATES section farther down page


Tue 29 May - No rehearsal
Fri 22 Jun
- An Evening of French Music, St Mary’s

Rest of July and August - No rehearsal

Tue 4 Sep - First rehearsal, Autumn term
Sat 29 Sep - Choral Day (WR, combined choirs, Newcastle)
Tue 23 Oct - No rehearsal - half term
Sat 3 Nov - Choral Day (WR, combined choirs Stockton BT)
Fri 9 Nov - 7-10 Rehearsal for choirs and orchestra (M’Bro TH)
Sat 10 Nov - Sage, War Requiem
Sun 16 Dec - 3pm St Barnabas, Carol Concert

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