Founded in 1840 by a group of Liverpool music-lovers, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is the UK’s oldest continuing professional symphony orchestra and one the world’s oldest concert societies.
Today, the organisation’s mission is ‘to enhance and transform lives through music’ through a dynamic group of music ensembles, at the centre of which is the award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its associated ensembles; Liverpool Philharmonic Hall; the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir; Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company, Orchestra, Youth Choir, Children’s Choir and Melody Makers; chamber music; and an extensive learning programme.
Liverpool Philharmonic presents more than 500 concerts and events annually at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Music Room, and venues across the City. More than 450,000 children and adults engage with Liverpool Philharmonic, either as ticket buyers for performances or as participants in workshops and associated events, each year. Flagship learning programmes include our annual Schools’ Concerts; leadership of In Harmony Liverpool, the music and social change programme; and our Musician in Residence programme delivered in partnership with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.