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

Concerts & Recordings 1966

7:30pm Sunday 16 January 1966

Britten - War Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Heather Harper - soprano
Peter Pears - tenor
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - baritone

Wandsworth School Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Ensemble
conducted by David Willcocks

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Wilhelm Pitz

7:30pm Sunday 13 March 1966

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Gwyneth Jones - soprano
Marga Höffgen - mezzo-soprano
Carlo Cossutta - tenor
Nicola Zaccaria - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

7:30pm Sunday 1 May 1966

Haydn - Nelson Mass

Royal Festival Hall, London

Pilar Lorengar - soprano
Josephine Veasey - mezzo-soprano
Richard Lewis - tenor
John Shirley-Quirk - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

7:30pm Sunday 8 May 1966

Mozart - Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Pilar Lorengar - soprano
Josephine Veasey - mezzo-soprano
Richard Lewis - tenor
John Shirley-Quirk - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

BBC Third Programme live relay

Recording subsequently released by Hunt

7:30pm Sunday 15 May 1966

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Royal Festival Hall, London

Pilar Lorengar - soprano
Josephine Veasey - mezzo-soprano
Richard Lewis - tenor
KIm Borg - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

BBC Third Programme live relay

Recording subsequently released by Hunt

8:00pm Thursday 16 June 1966

Orff - Carmina Burana

Royal Festival Hall, London

Margaret Price - soprano
Kenneth Macdonald - tenor
John Hauxvell - baritone

Wandsworth School Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

8:00pm Monday 11 July 1966

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

St Paul's Cathedral, London

Gwyneth Jones - soprano
Josephine Veasey - mezzo-soprano
Nicolai Gedda - tenor
Raffaele Ariè

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Festival of the City of London

8:00pm Tuesday 12 July 1966

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

St Paul's Cathedral, London

Gwyneth Jones - soprano
Josephine Veasey - mezzo-soprano
Nicolai Gedda - tenor
Raffaele Ariè

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Festival of the City of London

7:30pm Wednesday 14 September 1966

Berlioz - Les Troyens, Part 1, La Prise de Troi (Proms première)

Royal Albert Hall, London

Cassandra - Janet Baker
Corebus - Raimund Herincx
Greek Captain, Trojan Soldier - Gwyn Griffiths
Aeneas - Ronald Dowd
Panthus - Donald McIntyre
Priam, Ghost of Hector - Don Garrard
Ascanius - Ann Howard
Helenus - Gregory Dempsey

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Colin Davis

Henry Wood Promenade Concert

BBC Third Programme live relay

7:30pm Sunday 30 October 1966

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Agnes Giebel - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
George Shirley - tenor
David Ward - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conduced by Pierre Boulez

8:00pm Tuesday 1 November 1966

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Agnes Giebel - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
George Shirley - tenor
David Ward - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conduced by Pierre Boulez

Wednesday 16 November 1966

Bruckner - Five Motets: Locus iste, Os justi, Ave Maria, Christus factus est, Virga Jesse
Wolf - Morgenhymnus
van Duffel - In Convertendo Dominus
Brahms - Nänie
Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus
Beethoven - Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur

Kingsway Hall, London

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Wilhelm Pitz

Recording Producer - Peter Andry

Recording Engineer - Neville Boyling

Recorded by EMI

7:30pm Sunday 27 November 1966

Bruckner - Five Motets: Locus iste, Os justi, Ave Maria, Christus factus est, Virga Jesse
Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Agnes Giebel - soprano
Donald Bell - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Norman del Mar