Patron: His Majesty King Charles III
Chorus Master: Gavin Carr
Accompanist: Timothy End
Arts Council England

Concert Diary 2014 - 2015

7:30PM Sun 26 Apr 1964

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Ilva Ligabue – soprano
Grace Bumbry – mezzo soprano
Sándor Kónya – tenor
Raffaele Arié – bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master – Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

BBC2 ‘Music 625’ live relay. This was the first big music programme on the new channel, the first live television relay of a public concert, and the first simultaneous broadcast on radio and television (BBC Radio Third Programme and BBC2 television). An extract was used in the Royal Festival Hall’s 25th anniversary programme on BBC TV in 1976, and in a programme marking 25 years of BBC2 in 1989.

Recording available on DVD