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

Concerts & Recordings 1972

8:00pm Tuesday 1 February 1972

Tippett - A Child of Our Time

Royal Festival Hall, London

Elizabeth Vaughan - soprano
Yvonne Minton - mezzo-soprano
Neil Jenkins - tenor
Forbes Robinson - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

In the presence of the composer

7:00pm Friday 10 March 1972

Haydn - Die Schöpfung

Teatro Real, Madrid

Helen Donath - soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Shogo Miyahara - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

Orquesta Nacional de España
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

7:00pm Saturday 11 March 1972

Haydn - Die Schöpfung

Helen Donath - soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Shogo Miyahara - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

Orquesta Nacional de España
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

11:00am Sunday 12 March 1972

Haydn - Die Schöpfung

Teatro Real, Madrid

Helen Donath - soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Shogo Miyahara - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

Orquesta Nacional de España
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

9:00pm Monday 13 March 1972

Mendelssohn - Elijah

Gran Teatro del Liceo, Barcelona

Elisabeth Speiser - soprano
Norma Procter - mezzo-soprano
Werner Hollweg - tenor
Håkan Hagegård - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

Orquesta Nacional de España
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

8:00pm Thursday 13 April 1972

Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms

Royal Festival Hall, London

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by John Pritchard

7:30pm Sunday 14 May 1972

Mendelssohn - Elijah

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sheila Armstrong - soprano
Helen Watts - mezzo-soprano
William Cochran - tenor
Theo Adam - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

8:00pm Thursday 18 May 1972

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Agnes Giebel - soprano
Helen Watts - mezzo-soprano
William Cochran - tenor
Theo Adam - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

7:30pm Sunday 18 June 1972

Nielsen - Hymnus Amoris
Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2

Royal Festival Hall, London

Jill Gomez - soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Anthony Ransome - baritone
Paul Hudson - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Sergiu Comissiona

8:00pm Monday 10 July 1972

Bach - Mass in B minor

St Paul's Cathedral, London

Jenny Hill - soprano
Janet Baker - contralto
Peter Pears - tenor
John Shirley-Quirk - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Festival of the City of London

BBC Radio 3 live relay

Recording was subsequently issued on BBC Legends

8:00pm Wednesday 12 July 1972

Bach - Mass in B minor

St Paul's Cathedral, London

Jenny Hill - soprano
Janet Baker - contralto
Peter Pears - tenor
John Shirley-Quirk - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Festival of the City of London

9:00pm Sunday 16 July 1972

Bach - Mass in B minor

Théâtre Antique, Orange

Edith Mathis - soprano
Christa Ludwig - mezzo-soprano
Ernst Haefliger - tenor
John Shirley-quirk - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

Orchestre de Paris
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

7:30pm Friday 28 July 1972

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Royal Albert Hall, London

Heather Harper - soprano
Anne Pashley - soprano
Elizabeth Bainbridge - soprano
Helen Watts - contralto
John Mitchinson - tenor
Raimund Herincx - baritone
Forbes Robinson - bass

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

BBC Promenade Concert

BBC Radio 3 live relay

8:30pm Wednesday 30 August 1972

Mendelssohn - Elijah

St Baaf's Cathedral, Ghent

Ileana Contrubas - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
John Mitchinson - tenor
Siegmund Nimsgern - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lorin Maazel

Flanders Festival

8:30pm Thursday 31 August 1972

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

St Baaf's Cathedral, Ghent

Teresa ?ylis-Gara - soprano
Margarita Lilowa - mezzo-soprano
Carlo Bergonzi - tenor
Nicola Ghiuselev - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lorin Maazel

Flanders Festival

7:30pm Saturday 2 September 1972

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Palais des Beauz Arts, Brussels

Sheila Armstrong - soprano
Anna Reynolds - mezzo-soprano
William Holley - tenor
Simon Estes - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

5:00pm Sunday 10 September 1972

Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

Royal Albert Hall, London

Sheila Armstrong - soprano
Anna Reynolds - mezzo-soprano

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

Münchner Philharmoniker
conducted by Rudolf Kempe

BBC Promenade Concert

BBC Radio 3 live relay

7:30pm Sunday 8 October 1972

Haydn - Nelson Mass

Royal Festival Hall, London

Felicity Palmer - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Gerald English - tenor
Benjamin Luxon - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Eliahu Inbal

7:30pm Sunday 29 October 1972

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Elizabeth Vaughan - soprano
Yvonne Minton - mezzo-soprano
Charles Craig - tenor
Martti Talvela - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lorin Maazel

7:30pm Monday 11 December 1972

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Royal Albert Hall, London

Joyce Barker - soprano
Elizabeth Simon - soprano
Norma Burrowes - soprano
Joyce Blackham - mezzo-soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
John Mitchinson - tenor
Raymond Myers - baritone
Gwynne Howell - bass

Highgate School Choir
Chorus Master - Tillett

Orpington Junior Singers
Finchley Children's Music Group
Chorus Master - John Andrewes

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

Bruckner-Mahler Choir of London
Chorus Master - Wyn Morris

Ambrosian Singers
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

Symphonica of London
conducted by Wyn Morris

A recording of Mahler's Eighth Symphony was made with the same forces by Independent World Releases in London sometime in 1971

Friday 22 December 1972

Verdi - Te Deum

Maida Vale Studios, London

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Yuval Zaliouk

Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for future transmission