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Carmina Burana with Charles Dutoit

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On Tuesday 31 May at the Royal Festival Hall, the Philharmonia Chorus will take part in a performance of Carl Orff's thrilling choral masterpiece Carmina Burana, with soprano Erin Wall, tenor Nicholas Phan, and baritone Rodion Possogov, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by principal conductor Charles Dutoit.


Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem in Spain

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The Philharmonia Chorus took part in two performances of Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem in Spain with soprano Regine Hangler, baritone José Antonio López, and the Orquesta de Valencia conducted by Yaron Traub.

The first performance was on Friday 22 April in the Iturbi Hall, Palau de la Música, Valencia, and the second on Saturday 23 April in the Auditorio de la Diputación, Alicante.

The performance in Valencia was recorded by Radio Clásica for future transmission.


Mahler's Second Symphony with Vladimir Jurowski

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On Tuesday 12 April the Philharmonia Chorus took part in a second performance of Mahler's Ressurection Symphony within three weeks, in an unusual period performance with soprano Adriana Kučerová, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Vladimir Jurowski at the Royal Festival Hall.

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Recent Reviews

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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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John Powell - A Prussian Requiem - World Première
Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by José Serebrier
Royal Festival Hall, London, 6 March 2016 8 / 03 / 2016

Powell was honoured here by a première that could surely not have been improved upon.

The Philharmonia Chorus was excellent, responding to a composer who writes gratefully and knowingly for voices.

Robert Matthew-Walker
www.classicalsource.com

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Handel - Messiah
Orquesta de Valencia conducted by Stefan Bevier
Iturbi Hall, Palau de la Música, Valencia, 18 December 2015 11 / 01 / 2016

Probably last night's concert was the best of the entire season at the Palau de la Música.

If something enchanted for its quality and perfection, it was without doubt (and the audience promptly recognised it), the Philharmonia Chorus. In the good hands of Stefan Bevier and with excellent technical command, the four sections conveyed the protagonists with perfect details of execution, as well producing the most homogeneous fortes and the most subtle pianos, adding to the drama, the character, the expression, displaying perfect tuning, solidity, and showing a professionalism that left behind, by far, all the choirs we have seen during the season at the Palau.

Sixto Ferrero
La Veu, http://www.laveupv.com/17415
19 December 2015

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Concerts & Recordings

  • Sun 6 Mar 2016 7:30PM

    John Powell - A Prussian Requiem World Première

    Javier Camarena - tenor
    Ashley Riches - baritone
    Philharmonia Chorus
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    conducted by José Serebrier

    Royal Festival Hall, London

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  • Tue 22 Mar 2016 7:30PM

    Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

    Ailish Tynan - soprano
    Alice Coote - mezzo-soprano
    Philharmonia Chorus
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    conducted by Vasily Petrenko

    Royal Albert Hall, London

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  • Tue 12 Apr 2016 7:00PM

    Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

    Adriana Kucerova - soprano
    Sarah Connolly - mezzo-soprano
    Philharmonia Chorus
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
    conducted by Vladimir Jurowski

    Royal Festival Hall, London

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  • 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,  Alicante

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  • Tue 31 May 2016 7:30PM

    Orff - Carmina Burana

    Erin Wall - soprano
    Andrew Kennedy - 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

    Tour to Spain

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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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