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

Concerts & Recordings 1960

Monday 18 January 1960

Mendelssohn - Incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream

Abbey Road Studios

Heather Harper - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Otto Klemperer

Further recording sessions on 19-22, 25, 27-29 January

Recording Producers - Walter Legge and Walter Jellinek

Recording Engineer - Harold Davidson

Recorded by EMI

7:30pm Sunday 12 June 1960

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Joan Sutherland - soprano
Fiorenza Cossotto - mezzo soprano
Luigi Ottolini - tenor
Ivo Vinco - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

8:00pm Sunday 21 August 1960

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Joan Sutherland - soprano
Fiorenza Cossotto - mezzo soprano
Luigi Ottolini - tenor
Ivo Vinco - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Opening concert of the Edinburgh Festival

BBC Third Programme live relay and later released as a recording

7:30pm Monday 17 October 1960

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Royal Festival Hall, London

Agnes Giebel - soprano
Marta Höffgen - mezzo soprano
Ernst Haefliger - tenor
Franz Crass - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Otto Klemperer

Friday 25 November 1960

Bach - St Matthew Passion

Kingsway Hall, London

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - baritone
Otakar Kraus - baritone
Sir Geraint Evans - baritone
Helen Watts - alto
Wilfred Brown - tenor
John Carol Case - baritone
Walter Berry - bass
Nicolai Gedda - tenor
Christa Ludwig - alto
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - soprano
Peter Pears - tenor

Hampstead Parish Church Boys' Choir

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Otto Klemperer

Further recording sessions held on 26 November 1960, and 3-4 January, 14-15 April, 4 May, 10-12 May and 28 November 1961

Recording Producer - Walter Legge

Recording Engineers - Neville Boyling and Douglas Larter

Recorded by Columbia

1963 Grammy Award