Bristol Phoenix Choir is a friendly choir which focuses on the classical repertoire. Our choir members sing for the love of singing and also work hard to make sure we give performances we can be proud of and communicate the composers' work to the audience. The choir gives at least three concerts a year, in a variety of venues across Bristol. Our Music Director since 2012 is Paul Walton, Asistant Organist at Bristol Cathedral.

Since the choir's foundation in 1963 we have established a reputation for high quality performances which engage the audience.

Notable performances in the past have included Bach's B Minor Mass, Mozart's Requiem and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb. As well as these major works we perform a wide variety of anthems and cantatas, for example Purcell's Te Deum and Finzi's In Terra Pax.

When we need soloists for our performances we always try to employ young local artists at the beginning of their careers, in order to encourage and sustain music-making in the area.

We have also invited the Bristol Cathedral Consort to join us for major concerts, giving these young singers the opportunity to sing major works with a full orchestra.

In 2022 we joined with Bristol Cabot Choir and Bristol Classical Players to perform Verdi Requiem which was a fabulous experience and are looking forward to singing with them again in 2024 in Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius.

Choir picnic at Kingsweston House before a summer concert

Concert Listings 1976 onwards

The following links are to lists you can download of Bristol Phoenix Choir's concerts from 1976 onwards. We hope this will bring back happy memories to past and current choir and audience members.
Many thanks to Jenny Aldridge for working through her collection of past programmes.
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