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

Concerts & Recordings 1973

7:30pm Monday 1 January 1973

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Guildhall, London

Heather Harper - soprano
Helen Watts - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Norman Bailey - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Andrew Davis

8:30pm Tuesday 9 January 1973

Haydn - Die Schöpfung

Eglise St Eustache, Paris

Heather Harper - soprano
Norma Burrows - mezzo-soprano
Hans Sotin - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Laszlo Heltay

Orchestre de Paris
conducted by Gerd Albrecht

Recorded by Bavarian TV for broadcast on Easter Sunday

These performances of Die Schöpfung were part of 'Fanfare for Europe', celebrations to mark Britain's entry into the European Economic Community


8:30pm Wednesday 10 January 1973

Haydn - Die Schöpfung

Royal Festival Hall, London

Heather Harper - soprano
Norma Burrows - mezzo-soprano
Hans Sotin - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Laszlo Heltay

Orchestre de Paris
conducted by Gerd Albrecht

These performances of Die Schöpfung were part of 'Fanfare for Europe', celebrations to mark Britain's entry into the European Economic Community

8:00pm Thursday 11 January 1973

Haydn - Die Schöpfung

Royal Festival Hall, London

Heather Harper - soprano
Norma Burrows - mezzo-soprano
Hans Sotin - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Laszlo Heltay

Orchestre de Paris
conducted by Gerd Albrecht

These performances of Die Schöpfung were part of 'Fanfare for Europe', celebrations to mark Britain's entry into the European Economic Community

8:00pm Saturday 13 January 1973

Haydn - Die Schöpfung

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris

Heather Harper - soprano
Norma Burrows - mezzo-soprano
Hans Sotin - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Laszlo Heltay

Orchestre de Paris
conducted by Gerd Albrecht

These performances of Die Schöpfung were part of 'Fanfare for Europe', celebrations to mark Britain's entry into the European Economic Community

8:00pm Thursday 1 February 1973

Brahms - Schicksalslied
Shostakovitch - Babi Yar

Royal Festival Hall, London

John Shirley-Quirk - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Uri Segal

7:30pm Sunday 25 February 1973

Mozart - Mass in C minor K427

Royal Festival Hall, London

Helen Donath - soprano
Felicity Palmer - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Clifford Grant - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

7:30pm Saturday 17 March 1973

Mendelssohn - Elijah

Coventry Cathedral

Heather Harper - soprano
Norma Procter - mezzo-soprano
Richard Lewis - tenor
John Shirley-Quirk - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

The Derrick Robins Concert

8:00pm Thursday 19 April 1973

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Elizabeth Vaughan - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
William Cochran - tenor
Marius Rintzler - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carl Melles

7:30pm Friday 4 May 1973

Beethoven - Mass in C
Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Teatro Real, Madrid

Ángeles Chamorro - soprano
Alicia Nafé - mezzo-soprano
Julián Molina - tenor
Raimund Herincx - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll (Beethoven)
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess (Walton)

Orquesta Nacional de España
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

7:30pm Saturday 5 May 1973

Beethoven - Mass in C
Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Teatro Real, Madrid

Ángeles Chamorro - soprano
Alicia Nafé - mezzo-soprano
Julián Molina - tenor
Raimund Herincx - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll (Beethoven)
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess (Walton)

Orquesta Nacional de España
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

11:30am Sunday 6 May 1973

Beethoven - Mass in C
Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Teatro Real, Madrid

Ángeles Chamorro - soprano
Alicia Nafé - mezzo-soprano
Julián Molina - tenor
Raimund Herincx - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll (Beethoven)
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess (Walton)

Orquesta Nacional de España
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

9:00pm Monday 7 May 1973

Beethoven - Mass in C
Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Teatro Real, Madrid

Ángeles Chamorro - soprano
Alicia Nafé - mezzo-soprano
Julián Molina - tenor
Raimund Herincx - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll (Beethoven)
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess (Walton)

Orquesta Nacional de España
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

9:00pm Tuesday 8 May 1973

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona

Elisabeth Speiser - soprano
Siegmund Nimsgern - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

Orquesta Nacional de España
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

Concert commemorating 15th Anniversary of the Patronato Pro Musica de Barcelona

9:30pm Thursday 10 May 1973

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon

Rita Hunter - soprano
Mingon Dunn - mezzo-soprano
William Cochrane - tenor
Norman Bailey - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

Brighton Festival Chorus
Chorus Master - Laszlo Heltay

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Yuri Ahronovitch

Concert celebrating six centuries of the Anglo-Portuguese alliance, and the 150th Anniversary of Beethoven's 9th Symphony

8:00pm Tuesday 29 May 1973

Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius

Royal Festival Hall, London

Yvonne Minton - mezzo-soprano
Kenneth Bowen - tenor
Stafford Dean - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Sir Charles Groves

9:00pm Saturday 7 July 1973

Wagner - Tristan und Isolde

Théâtre Antique, Orange

Isolde - Birgitte Nilsson
Tristan - Jon Vickers
Brangäne - Ruth Hesse
Marke - Walter Berry
Melot - Bengt Rundgren

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

Orchestre National de France
conducted by Karl Böhm

Video recording subsequently released by Hardy Classics

9:00pm Sunday 15 July 1973

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Théâtre Antique, Orange

Edda Moser - soprano
Ruth Hesse - mezzo-soprano
Horst Laubenthal - tenor
Gwynne Howell - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

Orchestre de Paris
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

8:00pm Monday 20 August 1973

Dvorák - Requiem

St Baaf's Cathedral, Ghent

Pilar Lorengar - soprano
Erzsébet Komlóssy - mezzo-soprano
Eberhard Büchner - tenor
Peter Meven - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Václav Smetácek

Flanders Festival

8:00pm Tuesday 21 August 1973

Dvorák - Requiem

St Pieterskerk, Leuven

Pilar Lorengar - soprano
Erzsébet Komlóssy - mezzo-soprano
Eberhard Büchner - tenor
Peter Meven - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Václav Smetácek

Flanders Festival

8:00pm Thursday 27 September 1973

Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Royal Festival Hall, London

Benjamin Luxon - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

8:00pm Sunday 30 September 1973

Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Benjamin Luxon - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Russell Burgess

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

8:00pm Wednesday 10 October 1973

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Théâtre des Champs Elyées, Paris

Renata Scotto - soprano
Fiorenza Cossotto - mezzo-soprano
Carlo Bergonzi - tenor
Raffaele Arié - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

Orchestre de Paris
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

8:00pm Sunday 11 November 1973

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Théâtre des Champs-Elyées, Paris

Renata Scotto - soprano
Fiorenza Cossotto - mezzo-soprano
Carlo Bergonzi - tenor
Raffaele Arié - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

Orchestre de Paris
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini