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

Concerts & Recordings 1969

Saturday 4 January 1969

Bruckner - Te Deum

All Saints Tooting, London

Anne Pashley - soprano
Birgit Finnila - mezz-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Don Garrard - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Daniel Barenboim

Recording Producer - Walter Legge

Recording Engineer - Robert Gooch

Recorded by EMI

7:30pm Saturday 1 February 1969

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Margaret Price - soprano
Josephine Veasey - alto
George Shirley - tenor
David Ward - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

7:30pm Sunday 6 April 1969

Britten - War Requiem

Royal Albert Hall, London

Stefania Woytowitz - soprano
Peter Pears - tenor
Hans Wilbrink - baratone

Wandsworth School Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

Melos Ensemble
Conducted by Benjamin Britten

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

BBC Third Programme live relay

Recording subsequently released on BBC Legends

8:00pm Tuesday 20 May 1969

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Gwyneth Jones - soprano
Josephine Veasey - mezzo-soprano
Placido Domingo - tenor
Raffaele Arie - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

8:00pm Thursday 5 June 1969

Verdi - Te Deum
Wagner - Closing scene from Die Meistersinger (Wach Auf)

Royal Festival Hall, London

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

London Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Norman Del Mar

Robert Mayer 90th birthday concert in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen

8:00pm Saturday 28 June 1969

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Forum Cinema, Bath

Margaret Price - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Clifford Grant - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Gulini

Bath Festival

7:30pm Sunday 6 July 1969

Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Royal Festival Hall, London

Raimund Herincx - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by William Walton

7:30pm Monday 21 July 1969

Mendelssohn - Symphony No.2 'Lobgesang'

Royal Albert Hall, London

Vivien Townley - soprano
Janet Coster - mezzo-soprano
John Mitchinson - tenor

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conduced by Rudolf Schwarz

Henry Wood Promenade Concert

Prince Albert 150th Anniversary Concert in the presence of H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh

BBC Radio 3 live relay

Monday 18 August 1969

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Watford Town Hall, Watford

Monseratt Caballe - soprano
Fiorenza Cossotto - mezzo-soprano
Jon Vickers - tenor
Ruggiero Raimondi - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Sir John Barbirolli

Further recording sessions on 21-17 August 1969 and 25 January 1970

Recording Producer - Ronald Kinloch Anderson

Recording Engineer - Alan Stagg

Recorded by EMI

8:00pm Friday 12 September 1969

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Ángeles Gulín - soprano
Shirley Verrett - mezzo-soprano
Nicolai Gedda - tenor
Raffaele Ariè - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Edinburgh Festival

7:30pm Saturday 13 September 1969

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Ángeles Gulín - soprano
Shirley Verrett - mezzo-soprano
Nicolai Gedda - tenor
Raffaele Ariè - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Edinburgh Festival

7:30pm Sunday 19 October 1969

Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius

Royal Albert Hall, London

Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
John Shirley-Quirk - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by John Pritchard

7:15pm Friday 12 December 1969

Mendelssohn - Elijah

Teatro Real, Madrid

Jane Marsh - soprano
Norma Procter - contralto
Hanno Blaschke - tenor
Victor Braun - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Orquesta Nacional de España
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

7:15pm Saturday 13 December 1969

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

11:30am Sunday 14 December 1969

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