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WELCOME

Creating a safe, accessible and inclusive place to play, to sing and to create. We recognise the challenges to our marginalised communities, so join us and help us break down those barriers.

Everyone is welcome here...

 

Here at SWPC we strongly feel that making  music is one of the most important activities you can do, either as an individual or as part of a group and should be made available and accessible to all. We are always welcoming new members to join our musical family and are currently welcoming members to join the choir or the orchestra. You are entitled to a two rehearsal trial period.

We currently have vacancies in our string, brass and percussions sections. You can also see more details on available positions here

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Events & Activities

  • Dan Forrest Creation workshop - Joint workshop
    Dan Forrest Creation workshop - Joint workshop
    Sat, 16 Mar
    Stoke Methodist Church
    16 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stoke Methodist Church, 5 Belmont Pl, Stoke, Plymouth PL3 4DN, UK
    16 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Stoke Methodist Church, 5 Belmont Pl, Stoke, Plymouth PL3 4DN, UK
    Creation workshop - Joint
  • Sounds of Spring 2024 - UK Premiere
    Sounds of Spring 2024 - UK Premiere
    Sat, 20 Apr
    St Andrew's Church
    20 Apr 2024, 19:30 – 22:00
    St Andrew's Church , Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AD, UK
    20 Apr 2024, 19:30 – 22:00
    St Andrew's Church , Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AD, UK
    Experience the timeless beauty of classical masterpieces intertwined with the enchanting melodies of beloved musical theatre, hits in our captivating spring concert. Join us for an unforgettable evening of harmonious fusion, where the elegance of classical and the magic of musical theatre merge
  • Free Trial Session with Choir
    Free Trial Session with Choir
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 28 Apr
    Stoke
    28 Apr 2024, 14:00 – 17:00
    Stoke, 5 Belmont Pl, Stoke, Plymouth PL3 4DN, UK
    28 Apr 2024, 14:00 – 17:00
    Stoke, 5 Belmont Pl, Stoke, Plymouth PL3 4DN, UK
    Start your free trial session
  • Last Night Of  The PROMS Plymouth 2024
    Last Night Of  The PROMS Plymouth 2024
    Sat, 14 Sept
    Minster Church of St. Andrew
    14 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 22:30
    Minster Church of St. Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AD, UK
    14 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 22:30
    Minster Church of St. Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AD, UK
    This year we're doing things different. Our home for the last 9 years is going to change to the lovely Minster Church of St. Andrew’s on Royal Parade!
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Marcus Alleyne

Marcus Alleyne

Founder & Director 

Since entering the music world in 2012, Award Winning Conductor Marcus Alleyne has taken community music making to new heights, capturing the hearts, minds and ears of musicians and audiences from around the world.

Marcus Alleyne Conductor

Our Journey

SWPC was founded in the Autumn of 2015, when Marcus was invited to bring musicians and singers together to raise funds for a listed building restoration project. The ensemble, then know as the Palace Theatre Philharmonia, hosted their first performance in October of 2015 followed by a Christmas programme in the December of that same year. At the end of the process both the choir and orchestra, which by then had reached a membership of 150 musicians, decided to remain as an ensemble, under the direction of Marcus. In 2016 we became the South West Philharmonia and Chorus, that we know and love today.