David Pyatt, internationally acclaimed French horn player and Andrew Shore, operatic baritone whose performances have delighted audiences at the ENO and elsewhere, are our new Patrons.
For our concert on 29th June 2016 we welcome back mezzo soprano Helen Stanley who sang with us in our performance of Elgar’s the Music Makers in June 2015. Helen is currently studying on the Opera Course at the Royal Welsh … Continued
David Pyatt is Patron of Watford Philharmonic Society and a world renowned Horn player. David is Principle Horn for London Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a popular soloist, performing at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh Festival. He is Professor of Horn at the Guildford School of music and the National Youth Orchestra. David’s support is much welcomed to the WPS. Read more about David here.
Join the Watford Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Michael Cayton at our Come and Play orchestral workshop on Sunday 8th May from 2pm to 5pm. The venue is the Recital Hall at Nascot Wood Junior School. This is the last of … Continued
Thirty five players joined our Conductor, Michael Cayton and Jeanne Mann, our orchestral leader, to play Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony on the afternoon of Sunday 7th February. A good standard of playing was achieved, despite some demanding string parts, and the … Continued
In late January, a coach set off from Watford on a mild and damp Sunday morning to head up the M1 to Birmingham Symphony Hall taking 35 of us to join forces with over 1,000 singers from all parts of … Continued
Our Spring concert will feature Handel’s Alexander’s Feast. This lesser known work is full of drama and brilliantly written choruses. It describes a banquet held by Alexander the Great and his mistress Thais during which the musician Timotheus sings and plays his lyre arousing various moods in Alexander. Although it was traditional in Handel’s day to incorporate three additional concertos during the work, we will incorporate just one – his Harp Concerto Opus 4 No. 6.
On Saturday 18th June 2016, join members of Watford Philharmonic Society for a Come and Sing day. Working with conductor Michael Cayton we will sing Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man. The venue will be The Arena at Bushey Academy. Watch … Continued