Rugby Philharmonic Choir

Rugby Philharmonic Choir since 1867

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Rugby Philharmonic Choir has been proudly performing in the heart of the town since 1867.
Furnished with an eclectic repertoire and a chorus of over 90 voices, the programme for the 2017 season reflects the origins of the choir and its progression over the last 150 years.

Celebrating 150 years!

 Half term 23rd - 27th October 2017
 Rehearsals begin again on Tuesday 31st  October 2017 at 7.30pm
 at the URC, Hilmorton Road, Rugby.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Choristers full of praise for TV recording

Rugby Philharmonic Choir was invited to join BBC Songs of Praise to lend their voices to record a commemorative episode in Northampton.

More than 800 singers filled All Saints’ Church to the rafters to film a tribute marking the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The mass choir recorded 10 hymns which included the patriotic I Vow to Thee My Country, Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer and Make Me a Channel of Your Peace.


The episode will be broadcast on BBC One on August 27.


Our Next Performance:

Saturday 16th December 2017, 7.30pm  Temple Speech Rooms, Rugby

BrahmsElgar (24x900)To continue the choir’s 150 years anniversary and to  celebrate the festive period, the Rugby Philharmonic Choir will perform the complete work of Handel’s ‘Messiah’, originally performed by the  Phil in 1871. This Christmas favourite, for singers and audiences alike, has been chosen specifically for this celebratory year. The beauty and dramatic narrative of Handel’s choral masterpiece promises an enjoyable and compelling evening for all. Come and share in this historic event with us and experience the full force of Rugby Philharmonic Choir at its best.

Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30pmat the United Reformed Church, Hilmorton Road, Rugby.
New members are very welcome, contact Mervyn Bethell: 01788  815709 or email :

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