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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...

November 24, 2017

Second-degree black belt karate champion,soprano
Charolotte Hoather
http://www.charlotte-hoather.com​

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 30, 2017

Your Choir Needs You! We're on a recruiting drive, and every member can help us find new singers.  A regular influx of new members keeps a choir fresh, alive... and financially viable. 

Recruiting leaflets (see below) will be at the first rehearsal of the term on 12 September, for members to take and hand out to their friends, music teachers, local churches, libraries, schools and other institutions. Put your choral thinking caps on and imagine who might be interested,...

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