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

Concerts & Recordings 1968

7:45pm Friday 12 January 1968

Verdi - Quattro Pezzi Sacri

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Concert televised by BBC TV, directed by Anthony Craxton

Recording subsequently released on DVD by EMI


7:30pm Tuesday 16 January 1968

Britten - The Building of the House (London première)
Rossini - Stabat Mater

Royal Festival Hall, London

Luisa Bosabalian - soprano
Tatiana Troyanos - mezzo-soprano
Aldo Bottion - tenor
Robert El Hage - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

BBC Radio 3 live relay

Recording of the Britten (The Building of the House) was subsequently issued by BBC Legends

7:30pm Sunday 21 January 1968

Cherubini - Requiem Mass in C minor

Royal Festival Hall, London

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

7:45pm Saturday 13 April 1968

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Elizabeth Vaughan - soprano
Faith Puleston - mezzo-soprano
Kenneth Macdonald - tenor
Clifford Grant - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Edward Downes

7:30pm Sunday 14 April 1968

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Albert Hall, London

Elizabeth Vaughan - soprano
Faith Puleston - mezzo-soprano
Kenneth Macdonald - tenor
Clifford Grant - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Edward Downes

7:30pm Saturday 4 May 1968

Bach - Magnificat

The Dome, Brighton

Lucia Popp - soprano
Anne Pashley - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Thomas Hemsley - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Daniel Barenboim

Brighton Festival

Wednesday 8 May 1968

Bach - Magnificat

All Saints Tooting, London

Lucia Popp - soprano
Anne Pashley - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Thomas Hemsley - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Daniel Barenboim

Further recording sessions held on 10 and 11 May

Recording Producer - Suvi Raj Grubb

Recording Engineer - Robert Gooch

Recorded by EMI

7:30pm Sunday 12 May 1968

Bach - Magnificat

Royal Festival Hall, London

Lucia Popp - soprano
Anne Pashley - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Thomas Hemsley - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Daniel Barenboim

7:30pm Sunday 30 June 1968

Mendelssohn - Elijah

Royal Festival Hall, London

Simon Wolff - treble
Gwyneth Jones - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Nicolai Gedda - tenor
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

Monday 1 July 1968

Mendelssohn - Elijah

Kingsway Hall, London

Simon Wolff - treble
Gwyneth Jones - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Nicolai Gedda - tenor
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

Further recording sessions held on 2, 3, 6, 8 and 9 July 1968

Recording Producer - Christopher Bishop

Recording Engineer - Robert Gooch

Recorded by EMI

8:00pm Tuesday 16 July 1968

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

St Paul's Cathedral, London

Teresa Zylis-Gara - soprano
Marga Höffgen - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Raffaele Arié - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Guilini

BBC Radio 3 live relay

Recording subsequently issued by BBC Legends

Festival of the City of London

8:00pm Friday 19 July 1968

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

St Paul's Cathedral, London

Luisa Bosabalian - soprano
Julia Hamari - mezzo soprano
Aldo Bottion - tenor
Raffaele Arié - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Festival of the City of London

8:00pm Thursday 10 October 1968

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Rheinhalle, Düsseldorf

Ángeles Gulín - soprano
Jane Marsh - soprano
Norma Procter - mezzo-soprano
Margrit Caspari - mezzo-soprano
Robert Thomas - tenor
Raymond Wolansky - baritone
Karl Ridderbuch - bass

Benrath Knabenchor
Chorus Master - Staude

Städtischer Musikverien Düsseldorf
Chorus Master - Harmut Schmidt

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Düsseldorf Symphoniker
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

150th Anniversary Concerts of the Städtischer Musikverein Düsseldorf

8:00pm Friday 11 October 1968

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Rheinhalle, Düsseldorf

Ángeles Gulín - soprano
Jane Marsh - soprano
Norma Procter - mezzo-soprano
Margrit Caspari - mezzo-soprano
Robert Thomas - tenor
Raymond Wolansky - baritone
Karl Ridderbuch - bass

Benrath Knabenchor
Chorus Master - Staude

Städtischer Musikverien Düsseldorf
Chorus Master - Harmut Schmidt

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Düsseldorf Symphoniker
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

150th Anniversary Concerts of the Städtischer Musikverein Düsseldorf

7:30pm Saturday 26 October 1968

Bruckner - Te Deum

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Malvina Major - soprano
Helen Watts - contralto
Stuart Burrows - tenor
Forbes Robinson - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Daniel Barenboim

7:30pm Sunday 27 October 1968

Bruckner - Te Deum

Royal Festival Hall, London

Malvina Major - soprano
Helen Watts - contralto
Stuart Burrows - tenor
Forbes Robinson - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Daniel Barenboim

8:00pm Tuesday 12 November 1968

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Heather Harper - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
Ronald Dowd - tenor
Franz Crass - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by George Szell

BBC Radio 3 live relay

Recording subsequently released on BBC Legends

8:00pm Thursday 14 November 1968

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Heather Harper - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
Ronald Dowd - tenor
Franz Crass - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by George Szell

9:00pm Saturday 14 December 1968

Mendelssohn - Elijah

Teatro Real, Madrid

Jane Marsh - soprano
Norma Procter - contralto
Hanno Blaschke - tenor
Raimond Herincx - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Orquesta Nacional de España
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos