Norwich Philharmonic Chorus concert in Norwich

Looking forward to hearing the Norwich Philharmonic Chorus give their first public performance for nearly 2 years with the wonderful Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, on Saturday 6th November.

Because of CoVid restrictions on space, the work will be performed in its original version with the choir and 4 guest soloists accompanied by two pianos and harmonium rather than the orchestra. It’s neither petite nor solemn but really very lovely. So do come and listen!

Tickets are £18, £17, £12 unreserved (£7 for students/Under 26’s). Available online at

Norwich Philharmonic Family Christmas Concert Tuesday 17 December 2019

Come and enjoy this family-friendly concert in the run-up to Christmas

Saturday 17 December 2019, 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich

The Phil’s Family Christmas Concert

Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra
Norwich Philharmonic Choru

Matthew Andrews, David Dunnett conductors

Norwich Phil Orchestra & Chorus Saturday 9 November 7.30pm


Norwich Philharmonic

Saturday 9 November 2019, 7.30pm

Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra
Norwich Philharmonic Chorus

Holst Ballet Suite, The Perfect Fool
Bridge The Sea, Suite for Orchestra
Finzi Intimations of Immortality

Matthew Andrews, David Dunnett conductors
Adam Tunnicliffe tenor

Norwich Phil plays Mahler Saturday 9 December at St Andrew’s Hall

NPhil_9dec17Saturday 9th December 2017 at 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich

Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra

Matthew Andrews conductor

Mahler: Symphony No.9 in D major

For its next concert at St Andrew’ Hall, Norwich, on 9th December, the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra continues its acclaimed Mahler cycle with the deeply moving 9th Symphony, the composer’s last complete symphony.

It follows the Phil’s performances in recent years of the 1st, 2nd and 5th symphonies and – perhaps most memorably in 2016 – of the 8th Symphony. As the climax of its 175th anniversary celebrations, the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, augmented by musicians and choirs from across Norfolk, gave a memorable account of Mahler’s epic ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival in May of last year, bringing almost 2,000 people to their feet at the Showground Arena, converted in to a huge concert hall especially for the event.

Alban Berg described Mahler’s 9th Symphony as ‘a vision of the hereafter’. As the ailing composer mourned his daughter’s untimely death and approached his own, the symphony is a meditation on mortality, transfused with awe at the beauty and wonder of life. Mahler bids farewell to his beloved nature with music that stirs the deepest emotions but which is at the same time overwhelmingly life-affirming. 

The 9th Symphony is not on the same vast scale as the 8th but its extraordinarily intricate writing is on a completely different level – a huge challenge for the talented players of the Phil. It promises to be a very special musical experience and, judging by the sell-outs of our previous Mahler performances, fans of the composer will want to book early to ensure they get a ticket for a rare opportunity to hear this wonderful music live.

Tickets are priced from £11 to £17 (under 26s £7) and are available from St. George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St. George’s Street, Norwich, Tel. 01603 626414, or online at