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February 20, 2018

​​Singing Hebrew in Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms is a challenge for the 99 percent of the Choir that doesn't speak the language. It doesn't matter that we don't understand the words and must master unfamiliar stresses, vowel sounds and sibilance. The result is wonderfully satisfying - for  the rhythms and resonance of the words are an integral part of the music - that's why Bernstein used the language of his Jewish faith - even though the Work was written for an En...

January 16, 2018

Here's the press release for our next concert:

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A young Jewish counter tenor is to sing in Hebrew in a work by Leonard Bernstein to commemorate the centenary of the composer’s birth. Theo Golden, a 19-year-old music student, will sing what he describes as the “incredibly atmospheric” counter tenor part in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, at Cadogan Hall on 10 March, with the Thames Philharmonic Choir. It will be Theo’s first sol...

January 8, 2018

Sing Mozart & Bernstein from scratch at an Open Rehearsal with the Thames Philharmonic Choir

Tuesday, 23 January at 7.30pm, Granard School, Putney, SW15 6XA

An opportunity to see what it’s like to sing with the Thames Philharmonic Choir with the possibility of taking part in Mozart’s Requiem and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms at Cadogan Hall, London on 10 March.

We run through the concert programme under the inspiring direction of Artistic Director John Bate, and finish in time...

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