About Philo

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Philomusica exists to:

  • Sing good music well
  • Welcome all regardless of skill and experience
  • Foster an atmosphere of learning and enjoyment

Philomusica has a set of core values which we hold dear:

  • To be supportive and inclusive
  • To provide good quality music
  • To develop and use our own soloists
  • To have a professional approach
  • To be financially sound
  • By staying true to these principles we have achieved a great deal since our formation in 1966.

We have:

  • Built a choir of over 90 voices
  • Given over 900 concerts
  • Performed in major venues; Gloucester, Worcester & Hereford Cathedrals as well as Tewkesbury and Pershore Abbeys and Cheltenham Town Hall
  • Performed in a huge number of smaller venues and churches
  • Been on a number of overseas tours: France, Holland, Belgium & the USA
  • Given solo opportunities to many talented local singers
  • Raised thousands of pound for charity

Right from the very start, we considered that the provision of a wide variety of music and the giving of concerts in a multitude of venues, large and small, were vital aspects. Over time, through doing this, we’ve gained many friends and partners who help us achieve these objectives. 

We’re a very friendly, forward-looking organisation that works hard to attract interest across the generations and cultures. So whatever your age or background, come and meet us, you’ll be made very welcome.

Philomusica concert at Tewkesbury Abbey