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

Concerts & Recordings 1981

8:00pm Tuesday 20 January 1981

Mozart - Mass in C minor, K427

Royal Festival Hall, London

Ileana Contrubas - soprano
Agnes Baltsa - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Simon Estes - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Riccardo Muti

Wednesday 4 February 1981

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Kingsway Hall, London

Sheila Armstrong - soprano
Linda Finnie - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
John Tomlinson - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Kurt Sanderling

Further recording session on 6 February 1981

Recorded by EMI

7:30pm Sunday 8 February 1981

Bruckner - Te Deum

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sheila Armstrong - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Philip Langridge - tenor
Gwynne Howell - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Bernhard Haitink

8:00pm Monday 16 February 1981

Mahler - Symphony No.3

Royal Festival Hall, London

Alfreda Hodgson - contralto

The Southend Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Michael Crabb

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Bernard Haitink

BBC Radio 3 live relay

7:30pm Sunday 8 March 1981

Dvorák - Te Deum
Bruckner - Mass in F minor

Royal Festival Hall, London

Helen Donath - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Keith Lewis - tenor
Richard Van Allen - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lovro von Matacic

9:00pm Wednesday 11 March 1981

Mozart - Mass in C minor K427

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona

Helen Donath - soprano
Marie McLaughlin - soprano
Keith Lewis - tenor
Richard Van Allen - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lovro von Matacic

9:00pm Thursday 12 March 1981

Dvorák - Te Deum
Bruckner - Mass in F minor

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona

Helen Donath - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Keith Lewis - tenor
Richard Van Allen - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Lovro von Matacic

8:00pm Wednesday 13 May 1981

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Linda Esther Gray - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Werner Hollweg - tenor
Kurt Moll - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Uri Segal

Royal Philharmonic Society Concert

7:30pm Sunday 17 May 1981

Mendelssohn - Elijah

Royal Festival Hall, London

Margaret Marshall - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Stuart Burrows - tenor
Tom Krause - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

Concert dedicated to the memory of Andrew Newton

7:30pm Sunday 21 June 1981

Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sheila Armstrong - soprano
Jessye Norman - soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Seiji Ozawa

7:30pm Sunday 28 June 1981

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Katia Ricciarelli - soprano
Brigitte Fassbänder - mezzo-soprano
Nicolai Gedda - tenor
Ulrik Cold - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Lamberto Gardelli

8:00pm Monday 29 June 1981

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Katia Ricciarelli - soprano
Brigitte Fassbänder - mezzo-soprano
Nicolai Gedda - tenor
Ulrik Cold - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Lamberto Gardelli

11:00pm Tuesday 11 August 1981

Mozart - Requiem

Plaza Porticada, Sandander

Wendy Eathorne - soprano
Anne Collins - alto
Peter Jeffes - tenor
Raymond Herincx - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

English Chamber Orchestra
conducted by George Malcolm

30th International Santander Festival

11:00pm Wednesday 12 August 1981

Handel - Messiah

Plaza Porticada, Santander

Wendy Eathorne - soprano
Anne Collins - alto
Peter Jeffes - tenor
Raymond Herincx - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

English Chamber Orchestra
conducted by George Malcolm

30th International Santander Festival

7:30pm Wednesday 19 August 1981

Mahler - Symphony No.3

Royal Albert Hall, London

Alfreda Hodgson - contralto

The Southend Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Michael Crabb

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - John McCarthy

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Bernard Haitink

BBC Prom Concert

BBC Radio 3 live relay

8:30pm Sunday 23 August 1981

Rossini - Stabat Mater

Royal Albert Hall, London

Katia Ricciarelli - soprano
Lucia Valentini-Terrani - mezzo-soprano
Dalmacio Gonzales - tenor
Ruggero Raimondi - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Masters - Heinz Mende and Roberto Benaglio

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

BBC Prom Concert

BBC Radio 3 and BBC2 simultaneous broadcast

Monday 24 August 1981

Rossini - Stabat Mater

Watford Town Hall, Watford

Katia Ricciarelli - soprano
Lucia Valentini-Terrani - soprano
Dalmacio Gonzales - tenor
Ruggiero Raimondi - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende
Musical Assistant - Roberto Benaglio

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Further recording sessions held 25 - 31 August and in January 1982

Recording Producer - Günter Breest

Recording Supervision - Hans Weber

Recording Engineer - Hans-Peter Schweigmann

Recorded by Deutsche Grammophon

7:30pm Sunday 15 November 1981

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

Royal Albert Hall, London

Julia Varady - soprano
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Wolfgang Sawallish

BBC Radio 3 live relay

7:30pm Tuesday 17 November 1981

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Royal Albert Hall, London

Sheila Armstrong - soprano
Yvonne Minton - mezzo-soprano
Dennis Bailey - tenor
Gwynne Howell - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

Boston Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Seiji Ozawa

Recorded by Classic FM for future transmission

7:30pm Sunday 29 November 1981

Brahms - Alto Rhapsody
Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

Royal Albert Hall, London

Jill Gomez - soprano
Patricia Payne - mezzo-soprano
John Shirley-Quirk - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Heinz Mende

Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

8:00pm Saturday 12 December 1981

Fauré - Requiem

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Jennifer Smith - soprano
Stephen Roberts - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Antonin Tucapsky

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Andrew Davis

3:15pm Sunday 13 December 1981

Fauré - Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Jennifer Smith - soprano
Stephen Roberts - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Antonin Tucapsky

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Andrew Davis