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

Concerts & Recordings 1980

7:30pm Sunday 27 January 1980

Beethoven - Choral Fantasia
Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Wembley Conference Centre, London

John Lill - piano

Sally Burgess - soprano
Carolyn Watkinson - mezzo-soprano
Robin Leggate - tenor
Malcolm King - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Kurt Sanderling

7:30pm Thursday 6 March 1980

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Royal Festival Hall, London

Annabelle Bernard - soprano
Elizabeth Connell - mezzo-soprano
Kenneth Riegel - tenor
Marius Rintzler - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatch

Philharmonia Chorus
conducted by Lorin Maazel

Lorin Maazel 50th Birthday Concert

Gala Concert for the Beethoven Fund for Deaf Children, in the presence of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

8:00pm Friday 18 April 1980

Handel - Messiah

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona

Sheila Armstrong - soprano
Anne Collins - mezzo-soprano
Gordon Greer - tenor
Victor von Halem - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras

8:00pm Saturday 19 April 1980

Haydn - Die Schöpfung

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona

Arlene Auger - soprano
Gordon Greer - tenor
Victor von Halem - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras

7:30pm Sunday 8 June 1980

Mendelssohn - Symphony No.2 'Lobgesang'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Helen Donath - soprano
Margaret Marshall - soprano
Robert Tear - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Ivan Fischer

7:30pm Sunday 15 June 1980

Mozart - Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Helen Donath - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Robert Tear - tenor
Gwynne Howell - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Norbert Balatsch

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

8:00pm Sunday 6 July 1980

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Opera House, London

Heather Harper - soprano
Julia Hamari - mezzo-soprano
James King - tenor
Norman Bailey - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

Orchestra of London musicians who worked with Rudolf Kempe
conducted by Sir Charles Groves

Rudolf Kempe Memorial Concert

8:15pm Wednesday 24 September 1980

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Grosser Musiksaal des Stadtcasinos Basel

Heather Harper - soprano
Elaine Cormany - soprano
Patricia Payne - alto
Charlotte Berthold - alto
Werner Hollweg - tenor
Kurt Widmer - baritone
Malcolm King - bass

Die Freiburg Domsingknaben
Chorus Master - Raimund Hug

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

Basler Sinfonie-Orchester
conducted by Moshe Atzmon


8:15pm Thursday 25 September 1980

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Grosser Musiksaal des Stadtcasinos Basel

Heather Harper - soprano
Elaine Cormany - soprano
Patricia Payne - alto
Charlotte Berthold - alto
Werner Hollweg - tenor
Kurt Widmer - baritone
Malcolm King - bass

Die Freiburg Domsingknaben
Chorus Master - Raimund Hug

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

Basler Sinfonie-Orchester
conducted by Moshe Atzmon

8:30pm Monday 13 October 1980

Handel - Judas Maccabeus

Teatro alla Scala, Milan

Felicity Palmer - soprano
Sarah Walker - mezzo-soprano
John York Skinner - counter-tenor
Werner Hollweg - tenor
John Tomlinson - bass

Coro di voci bianchi del Teatro alla Scale

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

English Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Charles Mackerras

7:30pm Sunday 9 November 1980

Brahms - Schicksalslied
Beethoven - Choral Fantasia

Royal Festival Hall, London

Jacques Klein - piano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lovro von Matacic

7:30pm Thursday 13 November 1980

Schoenberg - Gurrelieder

Tonhalle, Dusseldorf

Rose Wagemann - soprano
Doris Soffel - mezzo-soprano
Wolfgang Neumann - tenor
Karl-Ernst Mercker - tenor
Peter Meven - bass
Karlheinz Böhm - speaker

Der Städtische Musikverein zu Düsseldorf
Chorus Master - Hartmut Schmidt

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

Düsseldorf Symphoniker
conducted by Bernhard Klee

7:30pm Friday 14 November 1980

Schoenberg - Gurrelieder

Tonhalle, Düsseldorf

Rose Wagemann - soprano
Doris Soffel - mezzo-soprano
Wolfgang Neumann - tenor
Karl-Ernst Mercker - tenor
Peter Meven - bass
Karlheinz Böhm - speaker

Der Städtische Musikverein zu Düsseldorf
Chorus Master - Hartmut Schmidt

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

Düsseldorf Symphoniker
conducted by Bernhard Klee

7:30pm Sunday 16 November 1980

Schoenberg - Gurrelieder

Tonhalle, Düsseldorf

Rose Wagemann - soprano
Doris Soffel - mezzo-soprano
Wolfgang Neumann - tenor
Karl-Ernst Mercker - tenor
Peter Meven - bass
Karlheinz Böhm - speaker

Der Städtische Musikverein zu Düsseldorf
Chorus Master - Hartmut Schmidt

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

Düsseldorf Symphoniker
conducted by Bernhard Klee

7:30pm Sunday 30 November 1980

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Royal Albert Hall, London

Julia Varady - soprano
Yvonne Kenny - soprano
Alison Hargan - soprano
Elizabeth Connell - mezzo-soprano
Sarah Walker - mezzo-soprano
Peter Lindroos - tenor
John Shirley-Quirk - baritone
Norman Bailey - bass

Southend Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Michael Crabb

BBC Symphony Chorus
Chorus Master - Brian Wright

London Symphony Chorus
Chorus Master - Richard Hickox

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

BBC Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Sir Colin Davis

BBC Symphony Orchestra 50th Anniversary Concert

4:00pm Saturday 13 December 1980

SOS Carol Concert

Royal Festival Hall, London

Herman arr. McCarthy - We need a little Christmas
Schubert - Ave Maria
Adams arr. McCarthy - Holy City
Verdi - Brindisi from La Traviata
Malotte arr. McCarthy - The Lord's Prayer
Mozart arr. McCarthy - Alleluia
Handel - For unto us a child is born from Messiah
Handel - Hallelujah from Messiah

Vera Lynn
Alberto Remedios - tenor

Desborough School Choir, Maidenhead
Chorus Master - Christopher Mahy

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

In the presence of HRH The Duchess of Kent

8:00pm Saturday 13 December 1980

SOS Carol Concert

Royal Festival Hall, London

Herman arr. McCarthy - We need a little Christmas
Schubert - Ave Maria
Adams arr. McCarthy - Holy City
Verdi - Brindisi from La Traviata
Malotte arr. McCarthy - The Lord's Prayer
Mozart arr. McCarthy - Alleluia
Handel - For unto us a child is born from Messiah
Handel - Hallelujah from Messiah

Vera Lynn
Alberto Remedios - tenor

Desborough School Choir, Maidenhead
Chorus Master - Christopher Mahy

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

In the presence of HRH The Duchess of Kent

7:30pm Sunday 14 December 1980

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sheila Armstrong - soprano
Helen Watts - mezzo-soprano
Stuart Burrows - tenor
Gwynne Howell - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

Young Musician's Symphony Orchestra
conducted by James Blair

8:00pm Sunday 21 December 1980

The Much Loved Music Show Christmas Special

Royal College of Music, London

Nos Galan
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Silent Night
Verdi - Sanctus from Missa da Requiem
Stainer - So God Loved the World from Crucifixion
Carols
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Valerie Masterson - soprano
David Rendall - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

BBC Concert Orchestra
conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes

BBC2 TV live relay