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January 16, 2018

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GOLDEN BOY SINGS IN HEBREW FOR BERNSTEIN

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 14, 2018

"A wonderfully optimistic performance, full of energy and sharply defined, revelling in an almost paradoxical quality of reverent jubilation, but very Mozartian. It clearly impressed the audience."from a review of Mozart's Requiem with Thames Philharmonic Choir, Cadogan Hall 2006, by composer Kevin Jones.

New Members welcome - to sing one of the most famous and loved choral works of all time: Mozart's Requiem. The Thames Philharmonic Choir rehearsal on 23 January is o...

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...

November 27, 2017

THE RECENT 'GOING FOR A SONG' jumble sale at St Paul's Community Centre, Wimbledon over-reached its target of £500, raising enough money to pay for the four rising star soloists at the Choir's 9th December concert - with £57.34 left over.  Net profit was £657.30, a significant increase on takings from the previous sale.

Success was largely due to better publicity - including flyers and online notices in strategic places.  Choir website manager G...

November 27, 2017

Thames Philharmonic Choir Artistic Director John Bate, with wife Sally (L), and Aine Lark (C), Chair of Kingston Arts and Festival Director. 

Cafe at Court Farm Garden Centre.

TPC Artistic Director John Bate was honoured for his impressive contribution to the performing arts in Kingston.  The presentation, by Deputy Mayor Mike Head was on behalf of Kingston Arts, a charitable organisation that promotes professional and amateur performers in the area.

"John’s contribu...

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