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.

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