Patron: HRH The Prince of Wales
Chorus Master: Gavin Carr
Accompanist: Timothy End

Philharmonia Chorus celebrated 60th anniversary with Belshazzar's Feast

On Tuesday November 12 1957 the Philharmonia Chorus gave its very first performance. The occasion was the culmination of a Beethoven cycle with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Otto Klemperer in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

The Chorus marked 60 years of glorious music making on Sunday 5 November at the Royal Festival Hall in a performance of William Walton's spectacular oratorio Belshazzar's Feast, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner. The concert was recorded by BBC Radio 3 and transmitted on 28 November.