Who are we?…

Based in Watford, with over 170 members and our own orchestra we are one of Hertfordshire’s largest and oldest amateur choral societies – founded in 1935 by Leslie Regan in association with the great Sir Henry Wood of BBC Proms fame.

Our repertoire features works by all the great composers from Bach to Bernstein and includes challenging classical masterpieces alongside Broadway, the West End and easy listening favourites.

The choir rehearses on Monday evenings and the orchestra on Wednesday evenings throughout term-time at the Watford Grammar School for Girls. We benefit from having the acoustically acclaimed Watford Colosseum as our regular concert venue. 

Want to know more? Take a look at our history.

We provide vocal support for local charitable events and can be hired to perform for private functions and family occasions. For further information please contact timvenner@watfordphilharmonic.co.uk

The choir welcomes singers from all backgrounds. If you enjoy singing and preferably have some musical experience (even if it’s from school days) you can be sure of a warm welcome and plenty of encouragement. Find out more

If you play an instrument up to the standard required for a Grade 8 award or its equivalent and would like to join our orchestra, we would be pleased to hear from you. Currently there are vacancies in all sections. Find out more