Our Autumn 2016 concert will be rather special and will feature the Western Front Violin. To remember the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme we will present a programme of appropriately themed and well loved music including a hauntingly beautiful solo piece played on the the Western Front Violin which comes back to Watford on loan from the Imperial War Museum.
A Celebration of Christmas – 14th December 2016 at 7pm The choir and orchestra of Watford Philharmonic Society return with their Christmas concert at Watford Colosseum. We will delight you with a concert of traditional Christmas music and carols featuring the … Continued
Each week, the choir are provided with a newsletter that provides messages from the committee, information about upcoming events and guidance on what needs to be rehearsed at home prior to the next choir rehearsal. The updated list of “Come … Continued
“Early days, but my first impressions were positive!” was how one new singer described the choir’s Open Rehearsal held on 14th September. The Open Rehearsal was attended by 15 new members, each assigned to a buddy from their vocal position. … Continued
The Watford Philharmonic Society was founded in 1935 in association with Sir Henry Wood, of BBC Proms fame. With over 170 members in our choir & orchestra, Watford Philharmonic is now one of the largest amateur choral societies in the country. We … Continued
There has been a choral society in Watford for well over a hundred years, known first as the Oratorio Society, and subsequently as the Choral Union. The Choral Union was joined by several other local choirs to form The Watford Jubilee … Continued
Terry Edwards was Conductor and Chorus Master for Watford Philharmonic from 2006 to 2014 and is now the President of the Society. He gave a Q&A to the Watford Observer prior to his final concert in June 2015 in which he … Continued
Michael Cayton was appointed as conductor to Watford Philharmonic in September 2014, succeeding Terry Edwards who is now our President. Prior to that Michael was guest conductor for a performance of Britten’s War Requiem in March 2014. Michael has a truly … Continued