ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHOIR MEMBERS ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 23rd 2021

CHANGE OF VENUE !! ( This is due to the scheduled refurbishment of the Watford Colosseum.) Grand Hall The Bushey ArenaLondon RoadBusheyWD23 3AA Rehearsal: 5.00 pm – 6.30 pmPerformance: 7.30 pm — 8.45 pm ( approx)Concert dress:Ladies : all black with skirt or trousers and corsageGentlemen: black open-necked shirt, black trousers, no jacket or tie. …

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Message from Michael Cayton our Musical Director (August 2021)

It was truly wonderful to see everyone at our Summer Come and Sing event last July. Despite the long period without singing together the choir sounded really good and I was left feeling very optimistic for the future. The orchestra also have a great afternoon the week before working on Vaughan Williams’ London Symphony and …

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Message from Pam Allanson our Chairman (August 2021)

I cannot believe that we have already arrived at the end of the final term of the WPS year – and what a year! We have had many disappointments – cancelled concerts, no ‘proper’ rehearsals, no chance to meet up as the WPS family in addition to all the other everyday frustrations of the lockdowns. …

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2021-22 Concerts at The Grand Hall, Bushey Arena

With the closure of the Watford Colosseum until 2023 please note our new venue at the Grand Hall, Bushey Arena. Obviously EVERYTHING is subject to any further Government restrictions that may occur, but please put these dates in your diaries. Monday 6th September 2021 7.30pm WPS rehearsals begin at Watford Girls Grammar School hurrah! Saturday …

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The Final Corona Chronicle (Number 11), is now available (10th March 2021)

Our Corona Chronicles are temporarily replacing our weekly Newsletters. They can be viewed from the links below or viewed from our Newsletter page HERE Corona Chronicle issue 11 Here it is! Just one more issue of Corona Chronicle – and this will definitely be the last. But before all that, we are absolutely delighted to …

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MESSAGES FROM DAVID AND MICHAEL TO ALL MEMBERS (December 2020)

END OF YEAR MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN DAVID POLLAK Last Monday, at our final rehearsal of the year, I said that this had been a funny old year. Against all the odds, we, the Watford Philharmonic Society, had overcome all the hurdles that had been put in our way and had soldiered on. We maintained …

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A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS GREETING FROM THE WATFORD PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY

In spite of the impossibility of normal rehearsals and performances in 2020, our musical director Michael Cayton with the choir, orchestra and guest soloists, has created a virtual Christmas Musical Greeting. Click anywhere on the three pictures below to play the three musical videos. ‘WHITE CHRISTMAS‘ A video recording of choir, orchestra and soloists performing …

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THE NEW SEASON BECKONS – ALL MEMBERS PLEASE READ THIS! (22nd August 2020)

Messages about the coming 2020-2021 season from our Chairman (David Pollak), Musical Director (Michael Cayton) and Treasurer (Paul Buckley) CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE For those of you who were unable or unwilling (only joking!) to read my recent message posted to our website, I’ve repeated the same message with a couple of important additions, written in italics …

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