PHILHARMONIA CHORALE has been critically acclaimed for its brilliant sound, robust energy, and sensitive delivery of the text since its founding in 1995. Under the direction of Chorale Director and PBO Scholar-in-Residence Bruce Lamott since 1997, the Chorale was formed to provide a vocal complement whose fluency in the stylistic language of the Baroque period matched that of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Members of the Chorale are professional singers with distinguished solo and ensemble careers. They appear in roles with regional opera companies and have been members and founders of some of the country’s premiere vocal ensembles.
The Chorale’s repertoire has included oratorios by Handel and Bach, masses by Beethoven and Mozart. The singers have appeared on tour with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and at New York City’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. The Chorale appears on the Orchestra’s recordings of Arne’s Alfred, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Scarlatti’s La Gloria di Primavera and Rameau’s Le Temple de la Gloire.