Rehearsals and April Concert

It is with deep regret that owing to the rapid escalation of the Coronavirus threat and it’s danger to all members, and those over 70 in particular, we must suspend all rehearsals until further notice and announce the postponement of our April 25th concert. We are now intending to reschedule this concert to Wednesday 28th October.

Our first consideration is for the health and welfare of our members and for our concert audience and we trust that everyone will understand the urgency of our decision. We all share the disappointment of having to cancel a second concert in succession, albeit for totally different reasons, but both decisions have been beyond our control. All tickets sold will be refunded in full and we hope that by making an early decision, everyone can be informed in good time and any inconvenience will be kept to a minimum.

David Pollak, Chairman Watford Philharmonic Society

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 history …

You can read more about our rich history HERE.

More about us …

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. 

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

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. There is more information here:- Join Us

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. There is more information here:- Join Us