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

Concerts & Recordings 1979

3:15pm Sunday 4 February 1979

Elgar - The Music Makers

Royal Festival Hall, London

Alfreda Hodgson - contralto

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Andrew Davis

8:00pm Thursday 1 March 1979

Orff - Carmina Burana

Arleen Auger - soprano
John Van Kesteren - tenor
Jonathan Summers - baritone

The Southend Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Michael Crabb

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Riccardo Muti

8:00pm Friday 9 March 1979

Halffter - Yes, Speak Out, Yes (First British performance)
Beethoven - Mass in C

Royal Festival Hall, London

Yes, Speak Out, Yes

Jane Manning - soprano
Michael Rippo - bass
Stephen Rashbrook - reciter
Paul Hargreaves - reciter
Nigel Carrivick - reciter
Timothy Bates - reciter
Edward Wiley - reciter
Stephen Whitehouse - reciter

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Masters - Simon Johnson and Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Cristóbal Halffter
associate conductor - Anthony Ridley


Mass in C

Jane Manning - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Martyn Hill - tenor
Michael Rippon - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Cristóbal Halffter

Friday 30 March 1979

Orff - Carmina Burana

Abbey Road Studios, London

Arleen Auger - soprano
John Van Kesteren - tenor
Jonathan Summers - baritone

The Southend Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Michael Crabb

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Riccardo Muti

Recording Producer - John Mordler

Recording Engineer - Peter Bown

Recorded by EMI

8:00pm Thursday 19 April 1979

Mendelssohn - Elijah

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona

Helen Donath - soprano
Carolyn Watkinson - mezzo-soprano
Gordon Greer - tenor
Tom Krause - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Kurt Masur

9:00pm Friday 20 April 1979

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona

Helen Donath - soprano
Tom Krause - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Kurt Masur

7:30pm Sunday 3 June 1979

Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

Royal Albert Hall, London

Margaret Marshall - soprano
Jessye Norman - soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lorin Maazel

8:00pm Monday 11 June 1979

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Basilique St Denis, Paris

Barbara Hendricks - soprano
Teresa Zylis-Gara - soprano
Barbara Vogel - soprano
Nadine Denize - mezzo-soprano
Lorna Myers - mezzo-soprano
Kenneth Riegel - tenor
Siegmund Nimsgern - baritone
Peter Meven - bass

Le Choeur d'enfants de Radio France
Le Choeur d'enfants parisien
Chorus Master - Roger de Magnée

Choeurs des Radio France
Chorus Master - Jacques Jouineau

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Orchestre National de France
Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
conducted by Seiji Ozawa

7:30pm Sunday 17 June 1979

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Royal Albert Hall, London

Christiane Eda-Pierre - soprano
Margaret Marshall - soprano
Annabelle Bernard - soprano
Elizabeth Connell - mezzo-soprano
Helen Watts - mezzo-soprano
Kenneth Riegel - tenor
Benjamin Luxon - baritone
Gwynne Howell - bass

The Southend Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Michael Crabb

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Johnson

BBC Symphony Chorus
Chorus Master - Brian Wright

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lorin Maazel


7:30pm Friday 20 July 1979

Mahler - Symphony No.3

Royal Albert Hall, London

Helen Watts - mezzo-soprano

The Southend Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Michael Crabb

BBC Symphony Chorus
Chorus Master - Brian Wright

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

BBC Symphony Orchestra
conducted by James Loughran

BBC Prom Concert - First Night of the Proms

BBC Radio 3 live relay



9:00pm Friday 3 August 1979

Mozart - Requiem

Théâtre Antique, Orange

Teresa Zylis-Gara - soprano
Mira Zakai - mezzo-soprano
Horst Laubenthal - tenor
Manfred Schenk - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
conducted by Peter Maag

9:00pm Saturday 4 August 1979

Puccini - Turandot

Théâtre Antique, Orange

Staged performance

Turandot - Marita Napier
Calaf - Nicola Martinucci
Liù - Teresa Zylis-Gara
Timur - Antonio Zerbini
Ping - Bernard Friedmann
The Emperor Altoum - Gérard Friedmann
Ping - Gérard Friedmann
Pang - Dennis O'Neill
Pong - Corneliu Fanatzeanu
A Mandarin - Eduard Tumageanian
The Prince of Persia - Guy Gabelle

Orange Children's Choir
Chorus Master - Chabro

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
conducted by Nello Santi

Director - Alfred Wopmann

7:30pm Sunday 16 September 1979

Scriabin - Symphony No.1

Royal Festival Hall, London

Irina Arkhipova - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Chorus
conducted by Riccardo Muti

7:30pm Thursday 8 November 1979

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Tonhalle Düsseldorf

Sabine Hass - soprano
Horiana Branisteanu soprano
Georgine Resick - soprano
Doris Soffel - mezzo-soprano
Cornelia Wulkopf - mezzo-soprano
Kenneth Riegel - tenor
Roland Herrmann - baritone
Robert Holl - bass

Düsseldorf Musikverein
Chorus Master - Harmut Schmidt

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Düsseldorf Symphoniker
conducted by Bernhard Klee

Concert part of Nordrhein-westfälischen Mahler cycle

7:30pm Friday 9 November 1979

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Tonahalle, Düsseldorf

Sabine Hass - soprano
Horiana Branisteanu soprano
Georgine Resick - soprano
Doris Soffel - mezzo-soprano
Cornelia Wulkopf - mezzo-soprano
Kenneth Riegel - tenor
Roland Herrmann - baritone
Robert Holl - bass

Düsseldorf Musikverein
Chorus Master - Harmut Schmidt

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Düsseldorf Symphoniker
conducted by Bernhard Klee

Concert part of Nordrhein-westfälischen Mahler cycle

7:30pm Sunday 11 November 1979

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Tonhalle, Düsseldorf

Sabine Hass - soprano
Horiana Branisteanu soprano
Georgine Resick - soprano
Doris Soffel - mezzo-soprano
Cornelia Wulkopf - mezzo-soprano
Kenneth Riegel - tenor
Roland Herrmann - baritone
Robert Holl - bass

Düsseldorf Musikverein
Chorus Master - Harmut Schmidt

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Düsseldorf Symphoniker
conducted by Bernhard Klee

Concert part of Nordrhein-westfälischen Mahler cycle

7:30pm Sunday 9 December 1979

Elgar - The Kingdom

Royal Festival Hall, London

Isobel Buchanan - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Robert Tear - tenor
Jonathan Summers - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Andrew Davis

8:00pm Monday 10 December 1979

SOS Carol Concert

Royal Festival Hall, London

Schubert arr. McCarthy - Ave Maria
Trad. - Gabriel's Message
Trad. arr. Willcocks - Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Trad. Arr. Johnson - Lord of the Dance
Herman Arr. McCarthy - We need a little Christmas
Regney and Shayne Arr. McCarthy - Do you hear what I hear?
Silver Arr. McCarthy - Twelve Days of Christmas

Vera Lynn

Desborough School Choir, Maidenhead

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

7:30pm Sunday 16 December 1979

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Albert Hall, London

Leontyne Price - soprano
Yvonne Minton - mezzo-soprano
Veriano Luchetti - tenor
Martti Talvela - bass

London Philharmonic Choir
Chorus Master - John Alldis

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

London Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Sir George Solti

In the presence of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

Concert in aid of the London Philharmonic Orchestra National Appeal Fund