Portsmouth Festival Choir, recognised as one of the top choral groups in the region, gives at least three major concerts annually, joined by soloists, orchestral musicians and accompanists of the highest calibre. Its aim is to provide a stimulating musical experience for its members and for its audience in the Portsmouth & Hampshire area.
From the very first word of Bach’s setting of the Magnificat it was evident that Portsmouth Festival Choir continues to flourish under Peter Allwood’s direction.
That word, Magnificat, itself bristled with life, and that quality was to permeate for the rest of the concert.
The Choir is keen to encourage new singers. It organises regular choral workshops and many participants have subsequently joined the Choir. Prospective new members are offered a free trial first term’s attendance, during which period they are auditioned by the Musical Director. To help younger singers financially, the Choir offers a small Bursary to under 25’s.