The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society is a society based in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, that manages a professional symphony orchestra, a concert venue, and extensive learning programmes through music. The society is the second oldest of its type in the United Kingdom and its orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, is the country's longest surviving professional orchestra. In addition to the orchestra, the society administers the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, as well as other choirs and ensembles. It is involved in educational and community projects in Liverpool and its surrounding region. The society and its members have been successful in winning a number of honours and awards and played an important role when Liverpool was the European Capital of Culture in 2008. It is based in the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, an art deco concert hall built in the late 1930s.
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