October 29, 2020

In the gloom and damp of October, Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir (YPC) members met up for two short and very safely conducted  ‘half choir’ rehearsals, enjoying the fabulous acoustics of St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church (sometimes known as St. Asda’s, due to its proximity to a large and well known supermarket).  

Right from the beginning of the lockdown in March, YPC members have continued to meet and rehearse from...

October 17, 2020

YPC holds first socially-distanced rehearsal after seven months apart.

August 25, 2020


The Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir (YPC) is absolutely delighted that the newly appointed Archbishop of York, the Most Rev. Stephen Cottrell, has agreed to continue the long association of his position with it, by agreeing to be its new Honorary President, as were his two predecessors. 

This is a great honour for YPC.  Proud of being a great Yorkshire choir and a leading choir in the North of England, this continuing relationshi...

July 7, 2020

In a way much has happened since my previous message on 22 May 2020, then again, one could argue, very little has changed. We are still in lockdown, regular rehearsals cancelled and no possibility of live performance concerts on the horizon yet.

May 22, 2020

At the start of this season, in those ‘pre- Covid 19’ days of last September, I could never have dreamed I would be writing anything like this to you, the loyal supporters and friends of the YPC. Not only are we missing making music for all of us to enjoy and benefit from, but we are missing you, your support and your encouraging faces in the audience. When we will be able to do that again - at this stage - who can tell AND w...

April 2, 2020

Thank you so much for visiting our website, and for your interest in what the Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir (YPC) is doing during this lockdown period.

We really are  very sorry that Rompons le Silence (and its coaching and rehearsal resources) is available only to  current singing members of the YPC.    

Our Rompons le Silence (break the silence) rehearsal initiative is very important to YPC because:

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March 24, 2020

Covid-19 is turning our lives upside down at the moment – there is not one of us who is untouched by it one way or another.  Tuesday night without a YPC rehearsal, without singing, feels oddly empty and silent.

And our wonderful audiences, sponsors and supporters, without a YPC concert to look forward to, must be missing the joy of listening to wonderful music, beautifully sung.

But of course, one day this will all be over...

March 20, 2020

Rehearsals suspended and concerts postponed in light of COVID-19.

December 23, 2019

YPC’s Christmas concert, held in Wakefield cathedral just a few days before Christmas, set the standard for all such concerts – the loveliest of choral singing; truly beautiful surroundings; Thomas Moore’s unsurpassed organ and piano accompaniment; a superb brass quintet and  the novel addition a group of handbell ringers, all masterfully brought together by Andrew Padmore, conductor and musical director of the Yorkshire Philh...

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