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Philharmonia Chorale

Philharmonia Chorale
Critically acclaimed for its brilliant sound, robust energy, and sensitive delivery of the text, the Philharmonia Chorale was formed in 1995 to provide a vocal complement whose fluency in the stylistic language of the baroque period matched that of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. The 24 members of the Chorale are professional singers with distinguished solo and ensemble experience. Chorale members appear regularly with organizations such as the San Francisco Symphony, Carmel Bach Festival, and American Bach Soloists, are guest soloists with most of the area’s symphonic and choral organizations, appear in roles with regional opera companies, and have been members and founders of some of the country’s premier vocal ensembles, including Chanticleer, the Dale Warland Singers, and Theatre of Voices.

Founded by John Butt, a baroque keyboardist and one of the world’s leading Bach scholars, the Chorale has been led by conductor and musicologist Bruce Lamott since 1997. In its first decade, the Chorale’s repertoire included nine Handel oratorios, Bach’s St. John Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Mozart’s C minor Mass, and – in collaboration with other choral ensembles – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. The Chorale made its New York debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1998, and appeared with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra at the new Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Orange County. The Chorale appears on the Orchestra’s recordings of Arne’s Alfred, Scarlatti’s Cecilian Vespers, and Beethoven’s Symphony No.9.

The Chorale Director is Bruce Lamott.


Angela Arnold
Jennifer Ashworth
Tonia d’Amelio
Claire Kelm
Helene Zindarsian
Angelique Zuluaga


Daniel Cromeenes
Elliot Franks
Katherine McKee
Eric Tuan
Heidi Waterman
Jacque Wilson


Matthew Curtis
Kevin Gibbs
Jimmy Kansau
David Kurtenbach
Mark Mueller
Brian Thorsett


John Bischoff
Randall Bunnell
Jeffrey Fields
Tom Hart
James Monios
Chad Runyon

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