As a semi-professional ensemble, it has remained true to the tradition of its choral symphonic repertoire to this day. Performing at municipal choir concerts under the direction of the Bonn General Music Director is the primary mission of the choir. In addition, it often also performs at the International Beethovenfest and produces its own series of chamber music concerts. The charity concerts during the summer and musical tours in the Old Cemetery in Bonn are very popular. A key undertaking of the Philharmonic Choir is to introduce children and adolescents to music beyond pop culture through a variety of school projects.
As the musical ambassador of the Beethoven city of Bonn, the Philharmonic Choir is a welcome guest at concerts throughout Germany and abroad. Performances in Cologne, Dortmund and Dusseldorf, as well as concert tours to Japan, England, France, Belgium and Switzerland bear witness to this. At the International Lucerne Festival in 2013, the Philharmonic Choir made its debut alongside the Philharmonia Orchestra London with Romeo et Juliette by Hector Berlioz, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. In its countless appearances, the Philharmonic Choir has collaborated with other renowned conductors such as Christoph von Dohnányi, Markus Stenz and Christian Arming, as well as top orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the Gürzenich Orchestra or the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
One of the highlights of his musical work in the recent past is the performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Quattro pezzi sacri at the International Beethovenfest Bonn with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi under the baton of Tito Ceccherini. Further performances are to be mentioned: Kadisz by Krzysztof Penderecki (German first performance), Ein Überlebender aus Warschau by Arnold Schönberg with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn conducted by Jurek Dybal.