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Amadeus Live!

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The Philharmonia Chorus will take part in a showing of the film Amadeus at the Royal Albert Hall at 7pm on Friday 14 October, with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the orchestra that recorded the original soundtrack, conducted by Ludwig Wicki.

Amadeus (1984), directed by Miloš Forman and written by Sir Peter Shaffer, tells the scintillating story of the rivalry between vindictive composer Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), and petulant genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce). The film was named one of the American Film Institute’s best 100 movies of the century, and remains one of the most beloved movies of all time.

You can hear Sir Neville Marriner, Simon Callow and Ludwig Wicki talk about the music and the making of Amadeus here.


Missa Solemnis in Spain

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At the beginning of December, the Philharmonia Chorus will take part in two performances of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, with soprano Genia Kühmeier, mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Kulman, tenor Sung Min Song, and bass Daniel Kotlinski - bass. The Orquesta de Valencia will be conducted by Yaron Traub.

The first performance will take place on Friday 2 December in the Auditorio de la Diputación, Alicante, and the second on Saturday 3 December in the Iturbi Hall, Palau de la Música in Valencia.


Missa Solemnis in the Elbphilharmonie

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The Philharmonia Chorus is proud to be taking part in the opening festival of Hamburg's new concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie.

On Tuesday 17 January, the Chorus will join soprano Camilla Nylund, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, tenor Klaus Florian Vogt and bass Luca Pisaroni in a performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. The Hamburg Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Jeffrey Tate.

The Elbphilharmonie, designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, is in the Hafen City quarter of Hamburg, and it sits on top of an old warehouse building, with spectacular views of the harbour.

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Recent Reviews

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Mozart - Don Giovanni
Orchestra of Classical Opera conducted by Ian Page
Cadogan Hall, London, 17 June 2016
19 / 06 / 2016

The Philharmonia Chorus made Zerlina and Masetto's friends suitably charming, whilst being dark-voice demons at the end.
Robert Hugill, www.planethugill.com

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Orff - Carmina Burana
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit
Royal Festival Hall, London, 31 May 2016
1 / 06 / 2016

What a splendid job Stefan Bevier has done with the Philharmonia Chorus, here unanimous, lusty, charismatic, candid..'
Colin Anderson, www.classicalsource.com

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Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Vladimir Jurowski
Royal Festival Hall, London, 12 April 2016
13 / 04 / 2016

The Philharmonia Chorus sang with power and passion...
Matthew Rye, https//:bachtrack.com

The choir clinched the Finale with superbly controlled pianissimo singing.
Peter Reed, www.classicalsource.com

The Philharmonia Chorus made a magically hushed entry.
John Allison, The Telegraph

The skilfully controlled quiet entry of the Philharmonia Chorus, very hushed singing by many voices, when it is done as well as this, always creates a special moment.
Barry Creasy, www.musicomh.com

Jurowski led a performance that was remarkably detailed, totally involving, and in the finale positively cataclysmic. The Philharmonia Chorus sang with highly charged fervour.
Richard Fairman, Financial Times

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Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko
Royal Albert Hall, London, 22 March 2016
23 / 03 / 2016

..the Philharmonia Chorus were spectacular in the closing passages.
Gavin Dixon, www.theartsdesk.com

Petrenko was aided and abetted by the admirable Philharmonia Chorus
Jim Pritchard, www.seenandheard-international.com

The Philharmonia Chorus’s first entry was a miracle of quiet, extremely slow singing, their ensemble excellent, the German ‘sch’ sibilants not obtrusive.
Peter Reed, www.classicalsource.com

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Concerts & Recordings

  • Fri 22 Apr 2016 7:30PM

    Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

    Regine Hangler - soprano
    José Antonio López - baritone
    Philharmonia Chorus
    Orquesta de Valencia
    conducted by Yaron Traub

    Iturbi Hall, Palau de la Música, Valencia

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  • Sat 23 Apr 2016 7:30PM

    Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

    Regine Hangler - soprano
    José Antonio López - baritone
    Philharmonia Chorus
    Orquesta da Valencia
    conducted by Yaron Traub

    Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante

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  • Tue 31 May 2016 7:30PM

    Orff - Carmina Burana

    Erin Wall - soprano
    Nicholas Phan - tenor
    Rodion Pogossov - baritone
    New London Children's Choir
    Philharmonia Chorus
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    conducted by Charles Dutoit

    Royal Festival Hall, London

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  • Fri 17 Jun 2016 7:30PM

    Mozart - Don Giovanni (concert performance)

    Don Giovanni - Jacques Imbrailo
    Leporello - Darren Jeffrey
    Donna Anna - Ana Maria Labin
    Donna Elvira - Helen Sherman
    Don Ottavio - Stuart Jackson
    Zerlina - Ellie Laugharne
    Masetto - Bradley Travis
    Commendatore - David Shipley
    Philharmonia Chorus
    The Orchestra of Classical Opera
    conducted by Ian Page

    Cadogan Hall, London

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  • Fri 14 Oct 2016 7:00PM

    Amadeus Live!

    A showing of the film Amadeus with live music
    Philharmonia Chorus
    Academy of St Martin's in the Fields
    conducted by Ludwig Wicki

    Royal Albert Hall, London

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  • Fri 2 Dec 2016 8:00PM

    Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

    Genia Kühmeier - soprano
    Elisabeth Kulman - mezzo-soprano
    Sung Min Song - tenor
    Daniel Kotlinski - bass
    Philharmonia Chorus
    Orquesta de Valencia
    conducted by Yaron Traub

    Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante

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  • Sat 3 Dec 2016 7:30PM

    Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

    Genia Kühmeier - soprano
    Elisabeth Kulman - mezzo-soprano
    Sung Min Song - tenor
    Daniel Kotlinski - bass
    Philharmonia Chorus
    Orquesta de Valencia
    conducted by Yaron Traub

    Iturbi Hall, Palau de la Música, Valencia

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  • Fri 16 Dec 2016 7:30PM

    Christmas with King’s College, Cambridge

    Soloists TBA
    The Choir of King's College, Cambridge
    Philharmonia Chorus
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    conducted by Stephen Cleobury

    Royal Albert Hall, London

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  • Tue 17 Jan 2017 8:00PM

    Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

    Camilla Nylund - soprano
    Sarah Connolly - mezzo-soprano
    Klaus Florian Vogt - tenor
    Luca Pisaroni - bass
    Philharmonia Chorus
    Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
    conducted by Jeffrey Tate

    Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

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  • Sat 18 Mar 2017 7:30PM

    Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

    Soloists - TBC
    Philharmonia Chorus
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    conducted by Benjamin Zander

    Royal Festival Hall, London

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