Ein deutsches Requiem in Hamburg with Jeffrey Tate
The Philharmonia Chorus will take part in two performances of Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem on 22 and 23 March in the Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, with soprano Chen Reiss, baritone Christian Gerhaher, and the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Tate.
The Chorus feels especially honoured to be invited to take part in two performances of Ein deutsches Requiem in the city of Brahms’ birth.
Szymanowski Stabat Mater in King's College, Cambridge
On Good Friday, April 18, the Philharmonia Chorus will take part in a performance of Szymanowski's Stabat Mater in Polish in the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, as part of the 2014 Easter at King's Festival, with Polish soloists Aleksandra Zamojska (soprano), Anna Radziejewska (alto), Jarosław Bręk (baritone).
The Chorus will also perform the Lacrymosa by Lutosławski in a programme that also includes The Protecting Veil by John Tavener. The BBC Concert Orchestra will be conducted by Stephen Cleobury, and the concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem
Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons
Royal Festival Hall, London, 23 February 2014
24 / 02 / 2014
'...many expressive nuances masterfully elicited from the Philharmonia Chorus..'
Curtis Rogers, www.classicalsource.com, 24 February 2014
'....the Philharmonia Chorus sang out with full-bodied resonance...
Jim Pritchard, www.seenandheard-international.com, 24 February 2014
Poulenc - Gloria
Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit
Royal Festival Hall, London, 12 February 2014
13 / 02 / 2014
'...and the Philharmonia Chorus, powerfully communicative, vibrant, and very together, continued its renaissance under the preparatory guidance of the estimable Stefan Bevier..'
Colin Anderson, www.classicalsource.com, 14 February 2014
Berlioz - Roméo et Juliette
Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen
Royal Festival Hall, London, 26 September 2013
30 / 09 / 2013
'...the Philharmonia Chorus confidently started the season on top form.'
Richard Fairman, Financial Times, 30 September 2013
...the chorus...achieved the desired hypnotic effect...superbly trained by Stefan Bevier.
Stephen Jay-Taylor, www.opera-britannia.com, 30 September 2013
Verdi - Requiem
Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Daniele Gatti
Royal Festival Hall, London, 20 April 2013
21 / 04 / 2013
An outstanding Verdi Requiem - 'Every once in a while, I hear a concert that grips me from the first note and doesn’t let go until the very last... When the chorus sang of trembling before the judge on judgement day, the sibilance of “discussurus” sent shivers up your spine.. I could name a dozen more instances where the word setting came through with extraordinary power... Throughout the work, the chorus produced a sensational amount of sound, doing so with clear diction and well defined variation of expression.'
David Karlin, www.bachtrack.com, 21 April 2013
Verdi Requiem specialists deliver a memorable performance - 'The Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus phrased like the old alliance we know them to be from the days when Carlo Maria Guilini first brought a truly Italianate Verdi Requiem to the capital.'
Edward Seckerson, www.theartsdesk.com, 21 April 2013
'.....the response from the Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra was beyond reproach, the Chorus continuing to benefit from Stefan Bevier’s preparatory skills.'
Colin Anderson, www.classicalsource.com, 21 April 2013
'The Philharmonia Chorus were on blistering form throughout'
Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 22 April 2013
Daniele Gatti leads a tremendous Verdi Requiem '...the superbly balanced chorus gave the sense of something afoot that none could foresee... Krassimira Stoyanova attained some drama at the recited ‘Libera me’, before the chorus entered with its magnificent counterpoint – all parts clear, despite the massive numbers on display.'
Colin Clarke, www.seenandheard-international.com, 22 April 2013
'With their fine chorus, and under the baton of Daniele Gatti, the Philharmonia gave a grippingly coherent performance of Verdi's Requiem. The performance as a whole had a rare and concentrated focus.'
Hilary Finch, The Times, 23 April 2013
...this gripping performance...
Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times, 28 April 2013