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February 22, 2018

'Playing the violin in Mozart’s last masterpiece is always a special mission for me; it makes my life richer and happier, and reminds me that music is simply necessary for our life.'- Hungarian violinist Nandor Szederkényi, who will lead Thames Festival Orchestra in their performance of the Requiem at Cadogan Hall on 10 March with Thames Philharmonic Choir. The concert also includes what Szederkenyi calls 'miracle music’ which can leave ‘no human being untouched’ – Samuel B...

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 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...

August 19, 2017

Members of the Thames Philharmonic Choir sing the Sunday services at the mighty and magnificent Winchester Cathedral on Sunday 20th August. Howells (not howls!) Communion Service and an anthem by Charles Wood in the morning;  In the evening a setting in D by George Dyson, and a jolly 16th-century anthem by Batten. The photograph (from the Cathedral guide book) is of the choir stalls, not the most comfortable of seating, but beautifully carved by early 14th-century Norfolk m...

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