Welcome to the Slough Philharmonic 75th anniversary season
For details of the 2016-17 season see the Concert Diary page.
For this season’s concerts we have chosen Beethoven Symphony No.5 and Mozart Requiem - two of the best-known classical works and also some musical delights that are performed less often.
Thanks to generous support for our soloists’ fund you will hear some superb guest artists including Akiko Ono who delighted us all last season. This time she will perform Vaughan Williams’ beautiful The Lark Ascending.
The Christmas concert will be in Eton College’s splendid School Hall where, after Mendelssohn Choral Symphony, you can join in with some Carols. Our opening and closing concerts are in the excellent auditorium of St. Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School in Langley, with seating arranged in the round to get close to the performers. In March we are pleased to be invited to use Centenary Hall at Caldicott School, near Farnham Common, which proved a popular venue for last year’s post-season concerts. Both of the new venues have easy access and good on-site car parking. CLICK HERE for further venue details.
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‘… Thank you so much for this beautiful, heartfelt performance.‘
Jonathan Dove, composer, May 2016
‘... What a privilege to sing with you all and in such an exciting, challenging and emotional work.’
Louise Turner, soprano guest artist, May 2016
New Chorus Director for Slough Philharmonic
We are pleased to announce that Sheila Cornall has accepted the appointment of Chorus Director with effect from the beginning of the 2016-17 season.
Director of Music: David Wilson
Chorus Director: Sheila Cornall
Orchestral Leader: Marilyn Vanryne
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Slough Philharmonic has been rooted in the community for more than 70 years from its visionary war-time birth to its current dynamic involvement with the town’s schools and music-lovers throughout the area. The chorus and orchestra were founded in 1941 by SEGRO (then Slough Estates Ltd) which despite the outbreak of World War Two in 1939 pursued a far-sighted policy enabling people to enjoy artistic, cultural and sporting activities locally. Slough Phil is still generously supported by SEGRO plc. Its twin structure of orchestra and chorus is its strength, allowing members to perform a hugely-varied repertoire (see our concerts page) from the great symphonies, showpiece concertos and choral works to pop classics, musicals, jazz and opera.
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