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

Concerts & Recordings 1965

8:00pm Wednesday 17 February 1965

Dvorak - Stabat Mater

Royal Festival Hall, London

Elsie Morison - soprano
Marjorie Thomas - alto
Alexander Young - tenor
Forbes Robinson - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Kubelík

8:00pm Monday 1 March 1965

Holst - The Planets

Royal Festival Hall, London

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

8:00pm Thursday 25 March 1965

Berlioz - Les Troyens, Part 1, La Prise de Troi

Royal Festival Hall, London

Josephine Veasey - mezzo-soprano
Peter Glossop - baritone
Ronald Dowd -tenor
Laura Sarti - mezzo-soprano
Gregory Dempsey - tenor
Richard Standen - bass
David Kelly - bass
Harry Mossfield - baritone
Adriane Fry - sooprano

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Colin Davis

BBC Third Programme live relay


8:00pm Saturday 24 April 1965

Handel - Messiah

Royal Festival Hall, London

Elizabeth Harwood - soprano
Norma Procter - contralto
Ronald Dowd - tenor
David Ward - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Wilhelm Pitz

7:30pm Tuesday 11 May 1965

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Stefania Woytowitz - soprano
Shirley Verrett - mezzo-soprano
George Shirley - tenor
Justino Diaz - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

London Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Lorin Maazel

8:00pm Friday 11 June 1965

Orff - Carmina Burana

Royal Festival Hall, London

Lucia Popp - soprano
Gerhard Unger - tenor
Raymond Wolansky - baritone

Wandsworth School Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

Saturday 12 June 1965

Orff - Carmina Burana

Abbey Road Studios, London

Lucia Popp - soprano
Gerhard Unger - tenor
Raymond Wolansky - baritone

Wandsworth School Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

Further recording sessions on 13, 14, 15 and 16 June 1965

Recording Producer - Peter Andry

Recording Engineer - Peter Bown

Recorded by EMI

Thursday 30 September 1965

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Kingsway Hall, London

Elisabeth Söderström - soprano
Marga Höffgen - alto
Waldemar Kmentt - tenor
Martti Talvela - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Otto Klemperer

Further recording sessions held on 1, 4, 6-8, and 11-13 October 1965

Recording Producer - Peter Andry

Recording Engineer - Robert Gooch

Recorded by EMI

7:30pm Sunday 17 October 1965

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Royal Festival Hall, London

Elizabeth Söderström - soprano
Marga Höffgen - mezzo-soprano
Waldemar Kmentt - tenor
Marti Talvela - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Otto Klemperer