Less than a week to go until our Christmas concert when we will be performing Christmas carols and other seasonal music, accompanied by the Midland Brass Ensemble. Come along and listen / sing along to some festive favourites.
Tickets are on sale for ”Christmas with the Phil” - Saturday 15th December 2018 at 7:30 pm in King Henry VIII School Concert Hall, Warwick Road, Coventry. Tickets are £10 and are available online from www.wegottickets.com or by telephone on 07728 887349.
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Rehearsals 29 November
Date Posted: Fri, 30 Nov 2018
Rehearsals went very well yesterday evening - again. It’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit (in my humble opinion). Carol of the Bells is a particular favourite because while the sopranos get the “tune”, the rest of the parts get to sound like bells (and yes I know that’s the point). We mixed in some of the Gounod, which we’re performing in January, just to add a bit of gravitas.
Rehearsals 22 November
Date Posted: Fri, 23 Nov 2018
Rehearsals yesterday evening for our Christmas with the Phil concert on 15th December and the Amnesty International Concert on 19th January went extremely well. It was especially good to revisit the glorious Rachmaninoff “Bogoroditse Devo” which we will be singing in December. This wonderfully uplifting and stirring prayer to the Virgin Mary is part of the “All Night Vigil” which was premiered in March 1915 in Moscow, partly to aid the Russian war effort. It is particularly appropriate that we are performing this piece in the year which sees the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of the Great War.
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New Chair for Coventry Philharmonic (Coventry Philharmonic Choir, Coventry Singers)
Date Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018
Last month we bade farewell to our outgoing Chair, John Atkins, and welcomed his replacement, Rachael Bermingham. Click here to read more.
Date Posted: Tue, 13 Nov 2018
We were very proud to have been invited back to lead the hymns during the Remembrance Sunday service at the Coventry War Memorial Park on Sunday 11th November 2018. A small group of choir members were accompanied by the City of Coventry Brass Band and the occasion was exceptionally moving, marking as it did the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI.