Founded by the late Michael Korn in 1972, The Philadelphia Singers is now under the musical direction of David Hayes. In addition to its performances each season (which have included Philly premieres of works by major composers like Poulenc, Britten, Gershwin, Steve Reich, and John Adams), the Singers are also involved with musical education programs and frequently commissions new work. The ensemble holds the belief that art can advance individuals and communities and has made it its mission to provide Philadelphia with quality classical choral performances. Annually, the chorus reaches over 40,000 people through its live concerts.
Philadelphia Singers Information
- Public Transportation: Depends on venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Most venues are accessible; call venue management for details
- Performances/Programs: Four concerts per season
- Ticket Prices: Varies by program and concert venue
- Subscriptions: Available in three or four concert seasons $80–$156
- Membership: Available from $50–$10,000+. Depending upon donation amount, member benefits include program listing, rehearsal and pre-concert lecture passes, and invites to dinners and receptions.