Who Are We?…

Based in Watford, with over 160 members, including 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 beyond, and includes challenging classical masterpieces alongside Broadway, the West End and easy listening favourites.

The choir rehearses on Monday evenings throughout term-time at St Lukes Church, Langley Way WD17 3EG. The orchestra rehearses at St Andrew’s Church, Church Road, WD17 4PY. Our choral concerts take place at The Grand Hall at the Grange Academy Bushey. Orchestral concerts take place at St Luke Church.

Want to know our story? Take a look at our history and at our historical list of concerts and programmes (1935 – present).

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

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