The Erie Philharmonic Chorus began its great tradition in October 1952, singing “La Traviata” under the baton of conductor Fritz Mahler. In 1955, the first “pops” concert was performed to immense praise. It was the annual Christmas pops concert that became a regional favorite and continues to draw a sell-out crowd each year.

The chorus appears several times each concert season, performing both major choral works in the symphonic series, as well as flavoring lighter works for the pops series.