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

Concerts & Recordings 1976

8:00pm Saturday 21 February 1976

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Heather Harper - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
David Rendall - tenor
Willard White - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Fritz Rieger

7:30pm Sunday 22 February 1976

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Ileana Cotrubas - soprano
Bernd Weikl - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Fritz Rieger

9:00pm Monday 1 March 1976

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona

Ileana Cotrubas - soprano
Bernd Weikl - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Fritz Rieger

9:00pm Tuesday 2 March 1976

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona

Pilar Lorengar - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - alto
Dieter Ellenbeck - tenor
Marius Rintzler - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Fritz Rieger


7:30pm Sunday 25 April 1976

Prokofiev - Ivan the Terrible

Royal Festival Hall, London

Irina Arkhipova - contralto
Vaclav Vitek - baritone
Otakar Brousek - narrator
Gianluigi Colmagro - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Riccardo Muti

8:00pm Thursday 6 May 1976

Mozart - Mass in C minor K. 427

Royal Festival Hall

Christiane Eda-Pierre - soprano
Julia Hamari - soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Michael Devlin - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Riccardo Muti

One of 12 special concerts to celebrate Silver Jubilee of Royal Festival Hall

8:15pm Tuesday 1 June 1976

Haydn - Die Schöpfung

Grosser Tonhallesaal, Zürich

Edith Mathis - soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
José van Dam - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Tonhalle Orchester Zürich
conducted by Gerd Albrecht

Zurich June Festival

8:15pm Friday 4 June 1976

Schumann - Des Paradies und die Peri

Grosser Tonhallesaal, Zurich

Helen Donath - soprano
Kathrin Graf - soprano
Agnes Baltsa - alto
Peter Schreier - tenor
Dieter Ellenbeck - tenor
José van Dam - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Tonhalle Orchester Zürich
conducted by Gerd Albrecht

Zurich June Festival

8:00pm Tuesday 22 June 1976

Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Jill Gomez - soprano
Anna Reynolds - mezzo-soprano

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lorin Maazel

7:30pm Sunday 4 July 1976

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Steps of St Paul's Cathedral, London

Heather Harper - soprano
Anna Reynolds - contralto
Robert Tear - tenor
Gwynne Howell - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

Brighton Festival Chorus
Chorus Master - Laszlo Heltay

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Daniel Barenboim

Concert to mark the Bicentenary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America

Opening concert of the Festival of the City of London

10:00pm Saturday 17 July 1976

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Théâtre Antique, Orange

Galina Vishnevskaia - soprano
Michèle Vilma - mezzo-soprano
James King - tenor
John Macurdy - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

Orchestre National de France
conducted by Mstislav Rostropovitch

7:30pm Tuesday 21 September 1976

Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

St Baaf's Cathedral, Ghent

Victoria de los Angeles - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Andrew Davis

Flanders Festival

7:30pm Wednesday 22 September 1976

Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius

St Peter's Cathedral, Leuven

Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Kenneth Riegel - tenor
Stafford Dean - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Andrew Davis

Flanders Festival

7:30pm Sunday 26 September 1976

Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius

Royal Festival Hall, London

Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Anthony Rolfe Johnson - tenor
Norman Bailey - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Andrew Davis

7:30pm Saturday 16 October 1976

Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius

Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Robert Tear - tenor
Stafford Dean - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Christopher Seaman

Swansea Festival

8:00pm Thursday 21 October 1976

Vivaldi - Gloria
Vivaldi - Magnificat in G minor

Royal Festival Hall, London

Yvonne Kenny - soprano
Teresa Berganza - mezzo-soprano
Mira Zakai - contralto

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Riccardo Muti

Friday 22 October 1976

Vivaldi - Magnificat
Vivaldi - Gloria

Teresa Berganza - mezzo-soprano
Lucia Valentini-Terrani - contralto

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Riccardo Muti

Further recording sessions in November 1976 and June 1977

Recording Producer - John Mordler

Recording Engineer - Neville Boyling

Recorded by EMI

8:00pm Saturday 6 November 1976

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Margaret Marshall - soprano
Jonathan Summers - baritone

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lorin Maazel

7:30pm Sunday 5 December 1976

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Julia Varady - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Gerald English - tenor
Marius Rintzler - bass

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

New Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lorin Maazel

Final concert of Lorin Maazel's 1976 Beethoven cycle with the Philharmonia Orchestra

4:00pm Saturday 11 December 1976

SOS Carol Concert

Trad. Arr. McCarthy - Ding Dong Merrily on High
Schubert Arr. McCarthy - Ave Maria
Davis Arr. McCarthy - Little Drummer Boy
Gruber Arr. McCarthy - Silent Night
Herman Arr. McCarthy - We need a little Christmas
Vivaldi - Domine fili unigente from Gloria
Silver Arr. McCarthy - Twelve Days after Christmas
Handel - Hallelujah from Messiah

Vera Lynn

Desborough School Choir, Maidenhead

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

8:00pm Saturday 11 December 1976

SOS Carol Concert

Royal Festival Hall, London

Trad. Arr. McCarthy - Ding Dong Merrily on High
Schubert Arr. McCarthy - Ave Maria
Davis Arr. McCarthy - Little Drummer Boy
Gruber Arr. McCarthy - Silent Night
Herman Arr. McCarthy - We need a little Christmas
Vivaldi - Domine fili unigente from Gloria
Silver Arr. McCarthy - Twelve Days after Christmas
Handel - Hallelujah from Messiah

Vera Lynn

Desborough School Choir, Maidenhead

New Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy