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

Concerts & Recordings 1971

Thursday 7 January 1971

Bruckner - Mass in F

All Saints Tooting, London

Heather Harper - soprano
Anna Reynolds - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Marius Rintzler - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Daniel Barenboim

Further recording sessions took place on 9 and 10 June 1071

Recording Producer - Suvi Raj Grubb

Recording Engineer - Robert Gooch

Recorded by EMI

9:00pm Friday 15 January 1971

Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem

Teatro Real, Madrid

Gundula Janowitz - soprano
John Shirley-Quirk - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Orquesta Nacional de España
conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

9:00pm Saturday 16 January 1971

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

Teatro Real, Madrid

Gundula Janowitz - soprano
John Shirley-Quirk - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Orquesta Nacional de España
conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

9:00pm Sunday 17 January 1971

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

Teatro Real, Madrid

Gundula Janowitz - soprano
John Shirley-Quirk - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Orquesta Nacional de España
conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

7:30pm Tuesday 16 March 1971

Holst - The Planets

Royal Festival Hall, London

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lorin Maazel

7:30pm Saturday 27 March 1971

Holst - The Planets

Dorking Halls, Dorking

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lorin Maazel

8:00pm Saturday 3 April 1971

Dvorák - Requiem

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

    Ava June - soprano
    Barbara Robotham - alto
    William McAlpine - tenor
    Don Garrard - bass

    New Philharmonia Chorus
    Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    conducted by István Kertész

    8:00pm Tuesday 6 April 1971

    Dvorák - Requiem

    Royal Festival Hall, London

    Ava June - soprano
    Barbara Robotham - alto
    William McAlpine - tenor
    Don Garrard - bass

    New Philharmonia Chorus
    Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    conducted by István Kertész

    This performance was dedicated to the memory of Igor Stravinsky, who died on 5 April 1971

    8:00pm Wednesday 21 April 1971

    Mahler - Sympohony No.8

    Royal Albert Hall, London

    Ángeles Gulín - soprano
    April Cantelo - soprano
    Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
    Barbara Robotham - mezzo-soprano
    John Mitchinson - tenor
    Thomas Hemsley - baritone
    John Holmes - bass

    Städtischer Musikverien Düsseldorf
    Chorus Master - Harmut Schmidt

    Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
    Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

    New Philharmonia Chorus
    Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

    In association with the Royal Philharmonic Society

    7:30pm Sunday 16 May 1971

    Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

    Royal Festival Hall, London

    Anne Finley - soprano
    Alfreda Hodgson - contralto

    New Philharmonia Chorus
    Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    conducted by Otto Klemperer

    These two performances of Mahler's Second Symphony on 16 and 20 May commemorated the 60th anniversary of Mahler's death on 18 May 1911

    BBC Radio 3 live relay

    Recording subsequently released by Arkadia

    7:30pm Thursday 20 May 1971

    Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

    Royal Festival Hall, London

    Anne Finley - soprano
    Alfreda Hodgson - contralto

    New Philharmonia Chorus
    Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    conducted by Otto Klemperer

    These two performances of Mahler's Second Symphony on 16 and 20 May commemorated the 60th anniversary of Mahler's death on 18 May 1911

    7:30pm Sunday 6 June 1971

    Bruckner - Mass in F minor

    Royal Festival Hall, London

    Heather Harper - soprano
    Anna Reynolds - mezzo-soprano
    Robert Tear - tenor
    Marius Rintzler - bass

    New Philharmonia Chorus
    Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    conducted by Daniel Barenboim

    8:00pm Saturday 10 July 1971

    Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

    York Minster, York

    Ava June - soprano
    Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
    Robert Tear - tenor
    Simon Estes - bass

    New Philharmonia Chorus
    Chorus Master - Donald Mundy

    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

    Concert to celebrate the 1900th anniversary of the founding of York

    8:08pm Thursday 15 July 1971

    Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

    Konserthuset, Götebörg

    Margareta Hallin - soprano
    Barbro Ericson - alto
    Kåge Jehrlander - tenor
    Arne Tyrèn - bass

    New Philharmonia Chorus
    Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

    Götheborgs Symfoniker
    conducted by Sergiu Comissiona

    Concert marking the 350th Anniversary of the founding of Göteborg

    8:00pm Saturday 17 July 1971

    Neilsen - Hymnus Amoris
    Orff - Carmina Burana

    Scandinavium, Göteborg

    Margareta Hallin - soprano
    Margareta Dellefors - soprano
    Louis Devos - tenor
    Håken Hagegård - baritone
    Arne Tyrèn - bass

    Göteborgs Gosskör
    Chorus Master - Birgitta Persson

    New Philharmonia Chorus
    Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

    Göteborgs Symfoniker
    conducted by Sergiu Commissiona

    Concert marking the 350th Anniversary of the founding of Göteborg

    7:30pm Friday 23 July 1971

    Mahler - Symphony No.8

    Royal Albert Hall, London

    Heather Harper - soprano
    Elizabeth Robson - soprano
    Elizabeth Bainbridge - mezzo-soprano
    Norma Procter - contralto
    George Shirley - tenor
    John Shirley-Quirk - baritone
    Raimund Herincx - bass-baritone

    Wandsworth School Boys Choir
    Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

    BBC Chorus

    BBC Choral Society

    London Philharmonic Choir

    New Philharmonia Chorus
    Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    conducted by Colin Davis

    First night of the 77th season of Henry Wood Promenade Concerts

    BBC Radio 3 live relay


    9:00pm Sunday 25 July 1971

    Verdi - Messa da Requiem

    Théâtre Antique, Orange

    Ángeles Gulín - soprano
    Christa Ludwig - mezzo-soprano
    Nicolai Gedda - tenor
    Martti Talvela - bass

    New Philharmonia Chorus
    Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

    Orchestre de Paris
    conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

    7:30pm Tuesday 28 September 1971

    Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

    Royal Festival Hall, London

    Sheila Armstrong - soprano
    Anna Reynolds - mezzo-soprano

    New Philharmonia Chorus
    Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    conducted by Rudolf Kempe

    Opening concert of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Silver Jubilee Season

    8:00pm Tuesday 19 October 1971

    Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

    Royal Festival Hall, London

    Agnes Giebel - soprano
    Victor Braun - baritone

    New Philharmonia Chorus
    Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    conducted by Lorin Maazel

    7:30pm Sunday 12 December 1971

    Janácek - Glagolitic Mass

    Royal Festival Hall, London

    Lone Koppel - soprano
    Elizabeth Bainbridge - mezzo-soprano
    John Michinson - tenor
    Gwynne Howell - bass

    New Philharmonia Chorus
    Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    conducted by Edward Downes