Newport Philharmonic Choir emerged from the choir formed for the National Eisteddfod which came to Newport in 1988. In a typical year we perform three main concerts:
- a light concert of short items in Spring;
- a major work with orchestra in Autumn;
- a Christmas concert;
- … and various other performances for local charities or civic functions.
Our Musical Director is Guy Harbottle, and our Accompanist & Deputy MD is David Martyn Jones. Over the years we have acquired a wide repertoire of musical styles, sung in many languages (including Welsh, of course). Although we take our music very seriously we are primarily a social choir, singing for enjoyment and to extend our musical skills. The city of Newport is twinned with Heidenheim in Germany and we have developed a close friendship with Oratorienchor Heidenheim, exchanging visits every couple of years.