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

Concerts & Recordings 1978

7:30pm Saturday 11 March 1978

Bach - Mass in B minor

The Alfred Beck Centre, Hayes

Elizabeth Lane - soprano
Elizabeth Stokes - alto
Gordon Pullin - tenor
David Thomas - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

Philomusica Orchestra
Conducted by Simon Johnson

Concert presented by the Brunel Philharmonic Society in association with the Greater London Arts Association

9:00pm Tuesday 28 March 1978

Mozart - Requiem

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona

Helen Donath - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Werner Hollweg - tenor
Marius Rintzler - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Presentation of a Silver Plaque to the Philharmonia Orchestra and Philharmonia Chorus by the Patronato Pro-Musica de Barcelona in recognition of six years collaboration

9:00pm Wednesday 29 March 1978

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona

Helen Donath - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Werner Hollweg - tenor
Marius Rintzler - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Concert followed by a reception at which Señor Portabella was made an honorary member of the Philharmonia Orchestra

7:30pm Thursday 11 May 1978

Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

Royal Albert Hall, London

Felicity Lott - soprano
Norma Procter - contralto

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra
conducted by James Blair

7:30pm Wednesday 31 May 1978

Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Elizabeth Harwood - soprano
Jean Bailey - contralto

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

Forest Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Frank Shipway

9:00pm Monday 31 July 1978

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

Théâtre Antique, Orange

Edda Moser - soprano
Theo Adam - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

9:00pm Saturday 5 August 1978

Verdi - Macbeth

Théâtre Antique, Orange

Staged performance

Lady Macbeth - Grace Bumbry
Macbeth - Siegmund Nimsgern
Banquo - Paul Plishka
Macduff - Vincenzo Bello
Malcom - Constantin Zaharia
Lady in Waiting - Helene Garetti
Doctor/Servant to Macbeth/Herald/Assassin - Michel Hubert

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Masters - Norbert Balatsch and Simon Johnson

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Nello Santi

Directed by Sandro Sequi

8:30pm Tuesday 12 September 1978

Mahler - Symphony No.3

Koninklijke, Ghent

Ria Bollen - alto

Knapenkoor Schola Cantorum Cantate Domino of Sint-Maarteninstituut Aalst

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas

Recorded by BRT-3 for transmission on 19 November 1978

8:30pm Wednesday 13 September 1978

Brahms - Ein deutsches Reqiem

St Pieterskerk, Leuven

Sheila Armstrong - soprano
Robert Holl - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

Saturday 16 September 1978

Mozart - Requiem

Kingsway Hall, London

Helen Donath - soprano
Christa Ludwig - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Robert Lloyd - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Chorus
conducted by Carlo Maria Guilini

Further recording session held on 17 September 1978

Recording Producer - Christopher Bishop

Recording Engineer - Christopher Parker

Recorded by EMI

7:30pm Sunday 1 October 1978

Prokofiev - Ivan the Terrible

Royal Festival Hall, London

Julia Hamari - soprano
Anatoly Mokrenko - baritone
Boris Morgunov - narrator

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Riccardo Muti

7:30pm Sunday 5 November 1978

Mahler - Symphony No.3

Royal Festival Hall, London

Alfreda Hodgson - contralto

The Southend Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Michael Crabb

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lorin Maazel

Part of the Philharmonia Orchestra/Maazel Mahler Cycle, 1978/79

7:30pm Friday 8 December 1978

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

The Hexagon, Reading

Sheila Armstrong - soprano
Helen Watts - mezzo-soprano
John Mitchinson - tenor
Marius Rintzler - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Kurt Sanderling

7:30pm Sunday 10 December 1978

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sheila Armstrong - soprano
Helen Watts - mezzo-soprano
John Mitchinson - tenor
Marius Rintzler - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Kurt Sanderling

4:00pm Saturday 16 December 1978

SOS Carol Concert

Royal Festival Hall, London

Trad. Arr. McCarthy - Angels we have heard on high
Trad. Arr. Johnson - Up Good Christian Folk
Trad. Arr. Johnson - The Infant King
Trad. Arr. Johnson - Lord of the Dance
Schubert Arr. McCarthy - Ave Maria
Herman Arr. McCarthy - We need a little Christmas
Handel - Hallejulah from Messiah
Carols

Vera Lynn

Desborough School Choir, Maidenhead

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

8:00pm Saturday 16 December 1978

SOS Carol Concert

Royal Festival Hall, London

Trad. Arr. McCarthy - Angels we have heard on high
Trad. Arr. Johnson - Up Good Christian Folk
Trad. Arr. Johnson - The Infant King
Trad. Arr. Johnson - Lord of the Dance
Schubert Arr. McCarthy - Ave Maria
Herman Arr. McCarthy - We need a little Christmas
Handel - Hallejulah from Messiah
Carols

Vera Lynn

Desborough School Choir, Maidenhead

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy