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

Concerts & Recordings 1975

7:30pm Sunday 26 January 1975

Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sheila Armstrong - soprano
Yvonne Minton - mezzo-soprano

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Zubin Mehta

7:30pm Sunday 16 February 1975

Mozart - Mass in C minor, K427

Royal Festival Hall, London

Ileana Contrubas - soprano
Frederica von Stade - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
John Shirley-Quirk - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Riccardo Muti

7:30pm Sunday 6 April 1975

Haydn - Die Schöpfung

Royal Festival Hall, London

Norma Burrowes - soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
John Shirley-Quirk - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

7:30pm Sunday 4 May 1975

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Royal Festival Hall, London

Heather Harper - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Hans Sotin - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

London Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

7:30pm Sunday 15 June 1975

Mendelssohn - Elijah

Royal Festival Hall, London

Barbara Hendriks - soprano
Helen Watts - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
John Shirley-Quirk - bass

Second quartet:
Laureen Livingstone - soprano
Helen Attfield - mezzo-soprano
Martyn Hill - tenor
Ian Caddy - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Kurt Masur

7:30pm Saturday 28 June 1975

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Palais de congrès de Paris

Christiane Eda-Pierre - soprano
Lucia Popp - soprano
Anne-Marie Rodd - soprano
Nadine Denize - mezzo-soprano
Helen Watts - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
John Shirley-Quirk - bass-baritone
John Macurdy - bass

Le Choeur d'enfants parisien
Chorus Masters - Mague and Barbarat

Tölzer Knabenchor
Chorus Master - Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden

Weiner Singverein
Chorus Master - Helmut Froschauer

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Orchestre de Paris
conducted by Sir Georg Solti

Public rehearsal televised by Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française

7:30pm Monday 30 June 1975

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Palais de congrés de Paris

Christiane Eda-Pierre - soprano
Lucia Popp - soprano
Anne-Marie Rodd - soprano
Nadine Denize - mezzo-soprano
Helen Watts - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
John Shirley-Quirk - bass-baritone
John Macurdy - bass

Le Choeur d'enfants parisien
Chorus Masters - Mague and Barbarat

Tölzer Knabenchor
Chorus Master - Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden

Weiner Singverein
Chorus Master - Helmut Froschauer

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Orchestre de Paris
conducted by Sir Georg Solti

7:30pm Sunday 27 July 1975

Verdi - Stabat Mater and Te Deum from Quatro Pezzi Sacri

Royal Festival Hall, London

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Riccardo Muti

9:00pm Sunday 27 July 1975

Handel - Messiah

Théâtre Antique, Orange

Kiri te Kanawa - soprano
Birgit Finnilä - alto
James Bowman - counter-tenor
Stuart Burrows - tenor
Norman Bailey - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Masters - Norbert Balatsch and Simon Johnson

Orchestre National de France
conducted by Charles Mackerras

8:00pm Saturday 27 September 1975

Orff - Carmina Burana

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Arlene Auger - soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Thomas Allen - baritone

The Southend Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Michael Crabb

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

New Phillharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Riccardo Muti

8:00pm Sunday 28 September 1975

Orff - Carmina Burana

Royal Festival Hall, London

Arlene Auger - soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Thomas Allen - baritone

The Southend Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Michael Crabb

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Riccardo Muti

Sunday 5 October 1975

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Kingsway Hall,, London

Heather Harper - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Hans Sotin - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Walter Hagen-Groll

London Philharmonic Orchestra
conduced by Carlo Maria Guilini

Recording Producer - Christopher Bishop

Recording Engineer - Christopher Parker

Recorded by EMI

8:00pm Tuesday 4 November 1975

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Janet Price - soprano
Helen Watts - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
John Shirley-Quirk - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Jesus Lopez-Cobos

BBC Radio 3 live relay

4:00pm Saturday 20 December 1975

SOS Carol Concert

Royal Festival Hall, London

Trad. Arr. McCarthy - The Holly and the Ivy
Schubert Arr. McCarthy - Ave Maria
Davis Arr. McCarthy - Little Drummer Boy
Regney and Shayne Arr. McCarthy - Do you hear what I hear?
Adam Arr. McCarthy - O Holy Night
Herman Arr. McCarthy - We need a little Christmas
Trad. Arr. McCarthy - Coventry Carol
Trad. Arr. McCarthy - Twelve Days of Christmas
Danzig Arr. McCarthy - Scarlet Ribbons
Silver Arr. McCarthy - Twelve Days after Christmas

Vera Lynn

Desborough School Choir, Maidenhead
Chorus Master - Roger Durston

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy