Southampton Philharmonic Choir (SPC) will be joining forces with Southampton University Philharmonic Choir at the O2 Guildhall Southampton on Saturday, March 18.
They will be performing Vaughan WIlliams’ popular and evocative The Lark Ascending and Dona Nobis Pacem and Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light. Docklands Sinfonia will also be performing.
Founded in 1860, SPC celebrated its 160th anniversary in 2020, making the 130-strong choir Southampton’s longest-established music society. SPC is noted for performing both from the established choral repertoire, and also contemporary works.
The University of Southampton Philharmonic Choir (SUPhil) joined SPC in 1965 and, since that time, their members have added a valuable youthful dynamic to rehearsals and performances. The choir works with professional soloists and has a strong relationship with the New London Sinfonia and The Hanover Band. In addition,it enjoys collaborating with local orchestras, in particular, the City of Southampton Orchestra.
SPC has supported many events in the city over the years, including Music in the City and the Royal British Legion Remembrance concerts, both at the O2 Guildhall and the Mayflower Theatre.
SPC also has a strong reputation outside Southampton, representing the city, and for our next concert on 4th June this year, SPC has been commissioned to perform Mozart’s Requiem with the Hanover Band in St John’s Smith’s Square, London.
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