Enjoy Singing?
Want to be part of something bigger? Why not Join the Phil!

We are always happy to welcome new members across all sections of the choir. If you have previous experience of singing and have some sight-reading ability, why not come and join one of Leicestershire’s largest, oldest established and well respected choirs.

Sit in on up to four rehearsals and find out more about becoming a full member of LPC before making your decision. You are not expected to be an expert sight-reader; it is more important that you can hold pitch and have a voice quality which blends in a choir. After a short successful application process, you will then become a full LPC choir member and perform with us in forthcoming concerts.

Annual membership cost for the 2021/22 season is £165, (pro-rata for mid-season joiners) and payable before your first concert. Other payment options available on request. Students pay a much reduced rate. Rehearsals are held weekly from 7pm to 9pm on Mondays at Wigston College, Station Road, Wigston LE18 2DS

To register your interest in attending a rehearsal or if you have a query, please contact our Recruitment officer at joinus@thephil.org.uk.

We look forwarding to seeing you.

Support Live Music

The Phil is a registered charity and relies on income from ticket sales, members’ subscriptions, Patrons, and fees from advertisers in our concert programmes, to ensure that we can continue to bring quality live choral music to local people, as we have done since 1886. 

There are many ways in which you can show your support for us:

Come and see our live performances (See events page)

Join the Choir (link to the Join Us section)

Become a Patron (link to section the section on this page)

Advertise in our concert programme(s) (link to the section on this page)

Send us a donation – contact our Treasurer for details: treasurer@thephil.org.uk

Become a Patron

People join as Patrons for many reasons; either as a retired member, as a friend or relative of a member or because, like us, you wish to support the continuation of high quality live chorale music in Leicestershire.

As a Patron, you will receive newsletters throughout the year to keep you up-to-date with forthcoming concerts, Sing Days and other choir related information. Complimentary drinks and programmes will be available for you at certain concerts during the season. You will also receive an invitation to attend the LPC AGM, held each January.

All Patrons are named in each LPC event programme unless, of course, you would rather not be mentioned.

The annual subscription to become a valued Patron of LPC is a minimum of £25 per person and is due in the summer prior to commencement of the new season. You don’t have to wait for the summer to become a Patron however and are welcome to join us at any time.

To register your interest to join us or to find out more, please contact Beverley Grainger, our Patrons’ secretary. Mail to: patrons@thephil.org.uk

Advertising opportunities

Ask us about our advertising packages — a superb way of supporting the choir and introducing your business to our audiences. Many local businesses have already benefitted from the opportunity to reach out to receptive audiences through our programmes, including (but not exclusively) restaurants and taxi companies.

If you’d like to reach a new audience, get in touch with us to discuss how best to target your services to our followers. Contact: Helen Marston –  chairman@thephil.org.uk