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February 27, 2018

 - So wrote composer Kevin Jones in his review of the Choir's last performance of Mozart's Requiem in May 2006. Thames Philharmonic Choir sang this "mellow and awe-inspiring work" with "musical precision, ease and relaxed commitment..." he continued.

"John Bate’s direction secured an exceptional transparency of sound and textural subtlety sustained throughout the entire performance; dramatic precision balanced by lyrical serenity." There was "a freshness and subtlety to...

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...

November 24, 2017

Second-degree black belt karate champion,soprano
Charolotte Hoather​

Former Tiffin School pupil Dan D’Souza

Up-and-coming young singers are to star in a winter concert in the acclaimed music venue of All Saints Church, Kingston on 9th December.

The concert will be a particular home-coming for bass Dan D’Souza as he is a former member of Kingston Parish Church Choir and pupil of Tiffin Boys School. He is singing with the Thames Philharmonic Choir...

October 21, 2017

Up-and-coming London singers star in festive concert of Baroque choral music and carols by 20th-C jazz, film-score and classical musician Richard R Bennett.

March 30, 2017

Treble voices from Shrewsbury House Preparatory School will take part in the challenging and the rarely performed Vaughan Williams work Sancta Civitas.  Benjamin Costello,  Accompanist and Assistant to the Artistic Director of Thames Philharmonic Choir, who is directing the boys, describes the challenges they face at this Saturday's (1st April) choral concert at Cadogan Hall.

“The Work sits quite high for the trebles, so the boys chosen have to have full use of their up...

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