Welcome to the website of Swansea Philharmonic Choir

Swansea Philharmonic Choir was founded in 1959 under the baton of Dr Haydn James, recognised as a leading figure in choral music, with a mission to ‘raise the standard of choral singing in Wales and perform less familiar music as well as choral classics.’ His aim has continued through the years under the excellent 30-year musical leadership of Clive John and remains at the foundation of the Choir under the musical direction of our inspiring conductor, Jonathan Rogers, since 2015. We are a mixed choir of about 100 singers and we enjoy learning and performing a wide repertoire of choral music, from Renaissance and Baroque to 21st century.

The Choir has returned to rehearsals after the Summer break. We are preparing for our Christmas concert on Saturday, 2nd December 2023 at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea (Rutter – Gloria and Magnificat, Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Finzi – In Terra Pax and Parry – Blest Pair of Sirens). Find out more about our Christmas Concert here.

Swansea Philharmonic Choir prides itself on performing high quality music for the enjoyment of all. Please browse our website to find out more about the Choir. If you’d like to join and sing with us, have a look at our page about joining the Choir and get in touch! We would love to hear from you!