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

Concerts & Recordings 1962

7:30pm Sunday 21 January 1962

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Elinor Ross - soprano
Rita Gorr - mezzo soprano
Nicolai Gedda - tenor
Nicolai Ghiaurov - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Saturday 3 February 1962

Beethoven - Fidelio

Kingsway Hall, London

Leonore - Christa Ludwig
Florestan - Jon Vickers
Rocco - Gottlob Frick
Don Pizarro - Walter Berry
Don Fernando - Franz Crass
Marzelline - Ingeborg Hallstein
Jacquino - Gerhard Unger
First Prisoner - Kurt Wehofschitz
Second Prisoner - Raymond Wolansky

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Otto Klemperer

Further recording sessions held on 6-10 and 12-14 February 1962

Recording Producer - Walter Legge

Recording Engineer - Douglas Larter

Recorded by EMI

7:30pm Sunday 4 March 1962

Mahler - Symphony No. 'Resurrection'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Heather Harper - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Otto Klemperer

Wednesday 21 March 1962

Brahms - Alto Rhapsody

Kingsway Hall, London

Christa Ludwig - alto

Phiharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Otto Klemperer

Recording Engineer - Gordon Davidson

Recorded by EMI

7:30pm Sunday 25 March 1962

Handel - Messiah

Royal Festival Hall, London

Jennifer Vyvyan - soprano
Monica Sinclair - mezzo soprano
Alexander Young - tenor
David Ward - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Wilhelm Pitz

Saturday 14 April 1962

Debussy - Trois Nocturnes

Kingsway Hall, London

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Further recording sessions held on 18-19 and 25-26 April 1962

Recording Engineer - Douglas Larter

Recorded by EMI

7:30pm Monday 30 April 1962

Fauré - Requiem
Verdi - Quattro Pezzi Sacri

Royal Festival Hall, London

Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
Gerald Souzay - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

BBC Third Programme live relay

Recording issed subsequently on BBC Legends

Monday 2 July 1962

Lehar - The Merry Widow

Kingsway Hall, London

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - soprano
Hanny Stefek - soprano
Nicolai Gedda - tenor
Josef Knapp - baritone
Eberhard Waechter - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lovro von Matacic

Further recording sessions held on 3 - 7, 9 and 12 July

Recording Producer - Walter Legge

Recording Engineer - Douglas Larter

Recorded by EMI

Monday 10 September 1962

Mozart - Cosi Fan Tutte

Kingsway Hall, London

Fiordiligi - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Dorabella - Christa Ludwig
Ferrando - Alfredo Kraus
Gugliemo - Giuseppe Taddei
Despina - Hanny Steffek
Don Alfonso - Walter Berry

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conduced by Karl Böhm

Further recording sessions held on 11 - 18 September 1962

Recording Producer - Walter Legge

Recording Engineer - Douglas Larter, later refurbished by Suvi Raj Grubb and Hazel Yarwood

Recorded by EMI

7:30pm Sunday 7 October 1962

Verdi - Quattro Pezzi Sacri

Royal Festival Hall, London

Janet Baker - contralto

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

7:30pm Thursday 15 November 1962

Handel - Messiah

Royal Festival Hall, London

Heather Harper - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
William McAlpine - tenor
Donald Bell - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Chorus
conducted by Wilhelm Pitz

8:00pm Monday 26 November 1962

Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Royal Festival Hall, London

Peter Glossop - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Antal Dorati

Monday 10 December 1962

Verdi - Quattro Pezzi Sacri

Kingsway Hall, London

Janet Baker - contralto

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Further recording sessions held on 11, 12 and 13 December 1962

Recording Producer - Walter Legge

Recording Engineer - Douglas Larter

Recorded by EMI