“Joining the Philharmonic Choir of Manchester was so easy! I came along after hearing their summer concert and everyone was so friendly. It’s a great experience joining in with all male and female voices in harmony, and learning new music with everyone else is really worthwhile. The coaching is excellent and you feel you have achieved the sound Aidan is looking for after his patient (very!) tuition.”
◊ Angela – Soprano“I joined the Philharmonic Choir of Manchester with trepidation, this was the first choir I had belonged to since school. To my relief the choir was welcoming and friendly and there were no auditions!! Four years later I am still thoroughly enjoying myself. I have sung Bach , Britten, Mozart and Rutter to name but a few.”
◊ Nicole – Alto“I joined The Philharmonic Choir of Manchester 23 years ago and it was one of the best things I ever did. The camaraderie in the choir is great, but also I have, over the years, been introduced to some beautiful music – some familiar to me, some new to me. I’ve loved it
and continue to love it – I am learning so much about music which I feel is up-lifting and a great privilege.”
◊ Dave – Tenor“A couple of friends joined the choir in 2014, and they were so enthusiastic about it that I went along in the Autumn – to join in with singing Handel’s Messiah, which I have always loved – and have been going ever since! The musical director is very encouraging and down-to-earth, whilst also setting a decent pace during the rehearsals. We do different pieces each term so I feel that I’m expanding my musical appreciation. At each concert we have very talented guest soloists and instrumentalists and it’s a pleasure (indeed, an honour!) to sing alongside them..”
◊ Nigel – Bass“It’s great to be part of a choir again and the Phil is a friendly, welcoming choir with a positive and encouraging choirmaster. I started singing when I was at school, including performing Bach’s St Matthew’s Passion at Manchester cathedral, a wonderful experience. I also did a bit of singing at university. Then life intervened – children, work and playing football – and I didn’t do much until I was about 40, when I started joining in with ad hoc choirs. Now the children are grown and my football “career” is on its last legs, singing is taking centre stage and I’ve become a little obsessed. My partner, Jane and I, joined the Phil a couple of years ago and are now staunch members. My highlight with the choir so far is singing Monteverdi Vespers. Audience loved it too.