Portsmouth Festival Choir, recognised as one of the top choral groups in the region, gives at least three major concerts annually, joined by soloists, orchestral musicians and accompanists of the highest calibre. Its aim is to provide a stimulating musical experience for its members and for its audience in the Portsmouth & Hampshire area.

Portsmouth Festival Choir – News

    Mozart's Solemn Vespers "Stories for the Summer" a selection of songs for a summer evening   20 June 2020 at 7.30pm The Church of the…

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    Handel's Messiah   7 March 2020 at 7.30pm St George's Church, St George's Square, The Hard, Portsea, Portsmouth PO1 3AT ***************************************** Tickets - £12 Concessions…

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  • Choir for Hire

    Are you holding a Special Event this year ? If so, our Events Choir would be happy to sing for you. To arrange a booking or…

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  • Come & Join us!

    We are delighted to welcome new members so if you enjoy singing why not come along to Portsmouth Festival Choir for a trial period? There’s…

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For most audiences, Mozart’s Requiem is characterised by the melancholy tones of the wind and brass instruments; but in this performance conductor Thomas Neal chose to follow a route much favoured in the early 19th century, of supplanting the orchestra with a piano duet.

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Portsmouth Festival Choir prides itself on being a welcoming, friendly and accessible group. It is committed to continue striving for musical excellence. It aims to integrate with the overall musical life of the local community and widen its audience. The choir frequently combines with other groups to perform larger or more complex choral works.

The Choir is keen to encourage new singers. It organises regular choral workshops and many participants have subsequently joined the Choir. Prospective new members are offered a free trial first term’s attendance. To help younger singers financially, the Choir offers a a bursary to cover subscription to young students.

If you enjoy singing & are interested in joining the Choir please call our secretary Hilary Munro on 02392 470532 or view our membership page for more information. Alternatively you can contact us by email using our enquiry form.   (Thomas Neal photographs courtesy of Nick Rutter)

Portsmouth Festival Choir – Members of Portsmouth Music Hub