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Double delight as choirs combine for concert at the Minster

Two of Croydon’s top choirs are to present an exciting joint concert at Croydon Minster on Saturday June 18. Croydon Philharmonic Choir and Croydon Male Voice Choir are performing together for the first time. After performing two sets of their … Continue reading

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Choir demands compensation over BHLive’s Fairfield shambles

CROYDON IN CRISIS: BHLive, the under-fire operators of the council-owned arts complex, have been accused of costing one of the borough’s top arts groups thousands of pounds because of their poor management of the prestige venue. By our arts correspondent, … Continue reading

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A night at the comic opera: from sublime to the ridiculous

Box office closed, bar closed, bistro closed and toilets closed… KEN TOWL went along to see what the Fairfield Halls experience is like these days, and with a box seat (pictured left) he managed to last longer than the Mayor … Continue reading

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Picking up where they left Orff: choir’s on song for Fairfield

The Croydon Philharmonic Choir is picking up where it left off, with a performance of Carl Orff’s classic piece, “Carmina Burana”, which they were forced to cancel at desperately short notice in March 2020 when the first covid lockdown was … Continue reading

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Croydon Philharmonic: Carmina Burana, Fairfield Halls, Apr 2

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London Mozart Players’ Christmas at Fairfield, Dec 18

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‘After so long away, this concert promises to be special’

Two of Croydon’s leading choirs are about to stage their first full public performances since the first covid lockdown began in March 2020. The Croydon Philharmonic Choir is to sing in a Christmas concert at Fairfield Halls on Saturday December … Continue reading

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Choirs emerge from lockdown with Oval and Fairfield dates

Two of Croydon’s leading choirs are gearing up for a return to performing in public for the first time since lockdown last year. First off the mark is the Croydon Male Voice Choir, which is singing to diners at the … Continue reading

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Late covid guidance change causes chaos to choir rehearsals

Late changes to government covid-19 restrictions saw the last-minute cancellation of a major choir’s first in-person rehearsal for 14 months. Now there are genuine fears for the  future of amateur music-making and choral singing, reports PETER GILLMAN After more than … Continue reading

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Standard performances help choir emerge from lockdown

The rule of six can be a limiting factor, and performances in the open air are the only kind allowed at present, but a couple of Croydon’s best-established choirs are doing their best to resume performances as coronavirus restrictions are … Continue reading

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Philharmonic Choir are Orff to the Fairfield Halls once more

The Croydon Philharmonic Choir is to perform one of the most exciting and popular 20th-century choral works at the Fairfield Halls next month. The choir is singing Carl Orff’s thrilling Carmina Burana, with its dramatic rhythms and harmonies and its … Continue reading

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Croydon Philharmonic Choir Christmas Cheer concert, Dec 16

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160 voices sing Verdi’s Requiem at Croydon’s People’s Palace: with Elton John in the toilets and ‘limited nibbles’ for £15

The Croydon Philharmonic Choir made its long-awaited return to the refurbished Fairfield Halls last night. And so, too, did KEN TOWL When a Croydon re-opening commands the presence of the Mayor of London himself, you know something big is happening. … Continue reading

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Verdi competition: Our winners are going to Fairfield Halls

The winners of our latest competition exclusively for subscribers to Inside Croydon are Dawn Assefa and John Chandler. They both receive a pair of tickets for the concert, next Saturday’s performance of Verdi’s Requiem, in a 150-voice concert given by … Continue reading

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Exclusive competition: Win tickets for Verdi at Fairfield Halls

Inside Croydon is delighted to be able to offer our latest great prize for our loyal readers – two pairs of tickets for the Croydon Philharmonic Choir and London Mozart Players’ performance of Verdi’s Requiem, to be staged at the … Continue reading

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Verdi’s Requiem, Croydon Philharmonic Choir, Oct 26

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Stardust, Croydon Philharmonic Choir, Bingham Road, Jun 15

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Croydon Philharmonic Choir in concert, Addiscombe, Mar 30

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Croydon Philharmonic Choir singing workshop, Jan 26

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Croydon’s Mayor joins choir’s carol-singing performance

The Croydon Philharmonic Choir is performing a special Christmas concert in Park Hill on Monday night, when they will be with one of their newest “recruits”: Bernadette Khan, the Mayor of Croydon. Cllr Khan and her husband, Qaiyum, were present … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer, Croydon Philharmonic Choir, Dec 17

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Choral Classics, Croydon Philharmonic Choir, Nov 17

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Croydon Philharmonic Choir concert, Croydon Minster, Jun 16

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Croydon Philharmonic Choir Christmas Cheer, Dec 18

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Jenkins’ Armed Man provides a test for Philharmonic Choir

One of the country’s most acclaimed classical musicians is having his work performed in Croydon next month by The Croydon Philharmonic Choir. Sir Karl Jenkins’s The Armed Man will be sung at St John the Evangelist’s in Sylvan Road, SE19, … Continue reading

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