The Coventry Philharmonic Society is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, having been established during
the Second World War in 1943. Originally, the Society organised orchestral concerts, recitals and
lectures by professional musicians, in addition to performing its own choral concerts. However, now
the core objective of the Society is to present concerts solely by its Choir.
Our founders set high standards for the Choir and we continue to aspire to these through our choice
of repertoire, the commitment of members and the talented leadership of our Music Director, David
We are a non-audition choir of around  members based in Coventry and welcome anyone with
an interest in singing to try us out. Rehearsals are open to the public and potential new members
aged 18 or over. To encourage the next generation of choristers, membership is free for students.
Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings (7.15pm - 9:30pm) during school term time at Quinton
Park Baptist Church, Cheylesmore, CV3 5PZ.
The Choir usually performs three concerts a year at venues in Coventry and across Warwickshire.
Recent performances have included Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Faure’s Requiem and
Bach’s St. Matthews Passion.
Our Musical Director is David Wynne, and our accompanist and repetiteur is Antoine Mitchell.
We have a tradition of celebrating our anniversaries and look forward to starting rehearsals in May
for our 80 th anniversary concert on 21 October 2023 – we hope you’ll be able to join us! And from all
of the Choir, a huge ‘thank-you’ to our audiences, friends, sponsors and volunteers for supporting
the Coventry Philharmonic Society over the past 80 years.