The Erie Philharmonic Chorus, under the new leadership of Thomas Brooks, is an ensemble of diligent and dedicated volunteer singers providing excellent choral-orchestral performances to enrich the cultural life of our community and region.
We are equally at home with the canon of choral masterworks and more contemporary and lighter selections, and the Chorus regularly appears on both the Symphonic Series and Pops Series of the Erie Philharmonic. Recent performances include Orff's "Carmina Burana," tribute concerts to both Michael Jackson and Queen, Mozart's "Requiem" and Vaughan Williams' "Dona Nobis Pacem."
In addition to our vibrant collaborative relationship with the Erie Philharmonic, we offer community outreach performances during the holiday season and undertake an annual performance of the Christmas portion (Part the First) of Handel's "The Messiah" with orchestra and professional soloists.
Our membership includes young professionals, 50-year veterans of the chorus, advanced high school students, parents, grandparents, couples, first-time choral singers, and professional music educators, all drawn together by our mutual love of making choral music at a high level. Our weekly rehearsals are intensely focused, and singers are expected to prepare music on their own and in sectionals. However, we also strive to be a supportive, tightly-knit community, and we embrace and welcome new members, equipping each singer to succeed and have a joyful musical experience.