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

Concerts & Recordings 1985

7:30pm Sunday 17 February 1985

Orff - Carmina Burana

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sona Ghazarian - soprano
James Bowman - counter-tenor
Jonathan Summers - baritone

Trinity Boys Choir
Chorus Master - David Squibb

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch

7:30pm Sunday 3 March 1985

Holst - The Planets
Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Royal Festival Hall, London

David Wilson-Johnson - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Young Musician's Symphony Orchestra
conducted by James Blair

7:30pm Tuesday 16 April 1985

Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius

Royal Festival Hall, London

Jean Rigby - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
John Shirley Quirk - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Yevgeny Svetlanov

7:30pm Sunday 12 May 1985

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Elizabeth Harwood - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Siegfried Jerusalem - tenor
Robert Lloyd - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Roberto Benaglio

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

7:30pm Tuesday 14 May 1985

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Royal Festival Hall, London

Elizabeth Harwood - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Siegfried Jerusalem - tenor
Robert Lloyd - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Roberto Benaglio

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Otto Klemperer Centenary Concert

Recorded by BBC Radio 3 and broadcast on 16 May 1985

7:30pm Thursday 16 May 1985

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Royal Festival Hall, London

Elizabeth Harwood - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Siegfried Jerusalem - tenor
Robert Lloyd - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Roberto Benaglio

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Otto Klemperer Centenary Concert

8:00pm Friday 17 May 1985

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

The Dome, Brighton

Elizabeth Harwood - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Siegfried Jerusalem - tenor
Robert Lloyd - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Roberto Benaglio

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

7:30pm Wednesday 12 June 1985

Mendelssohn - Elijah

Royal Festival Hall, London

Edith Wiens - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - contralto
Robert Tear - tenor
Benjamin Luxon - baritone

Trinity Boys Choir
Chorus Master - David Squibb

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Seiji Ozawa

6:30pm Tuesday 2 July 1985

Handel - Messiah

Elaine Woods - soprano
Penelope Walker - mezzo-soprano
Richard Morton - tenor
Matthew Best - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Istanbul State Opera Orchestra
conducted by Richard Armstrong

13th International Istanbul Festival

Recorded by Radio Istanbul for future transmission

6:30pm Wednesday 3 July 1985

Handel - Messiah

St Irene Sultanahmet

Elaine Woods - soprano
Penelope Walker - mezzo-soprano
Richard Morton - tenor
Matthew Best - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Istanbul State Opera Orchestra
conducted by Richard Armstrong

13th International Istanbul Festival

6:30pm Thursday 4 July 1985

Weelkes - Gloria
Schütz - Deutsche Magnificat
Rachmaninov - Four movements from All Night Vigil
Rossini - Petite Messe Solenelle

St Irene Sulanahmet

Elaine Woods - soprano
Penelope Walker - mezzo-soprano
Richard Morton - tenor
Matthew Best - bass

Stephen Rose - piano
Stephen Wilder - piano
Stephen Westrop - harmonium

Philharmonia Chorus

conducted by Andrew Greenwood

13th International Istanbul Festival

10:27am Sunday 11 August 1985

Britten - Praise We Great Men (world premiére)

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape

Marie McLaughlin - soprano
Heather Harper - mezzo-soprano
Philip Langridge - tenor
Richard Jackson - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Mstislav Rostropovitch

Third Rostropovitch Festival

Thursday 5 September 1985

Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

Watford Town Hall, Watford

Rosalind Plowright - soprano
Brigitte Fassbänder - mezzo-soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli

Recorded for Deutsche Grammophon

7:30pm Sunday 8 September 1985

Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

Salisbury Cathedral

Rosalind Plowright - soprano
Brigitte Fassbänder - mezzo-soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli

7:30pm Tuesday 17 September 1985

Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Rosalind Plowright - soprano
Brigitte Fassbänder - mezzo-soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli

7:30pm Saturday 28 September 1985

Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius

deSingel, Antwerp

Carolyn Watkinson - mezzo-soprano
Stuart Burrows - tenor
John Shirley Quirk - bass-baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Brussels National Opera Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Michael Schønwandt

Belgische Radio- en Televisieomroep live relay

Recorded by Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française for later transmission


7:30pm Sunday 29 September 1985

Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius

Palais de Beaux-Arts, Brussels

Carolyn Watkinson - mezzo-soprano
Stuart Burrows - tenor
John Shirley Quirk - bass-baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Brussels National Opera Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Michael Schønwandt

Festival de Wallonie

7:30pm Saturday 19 October 1985

Trad. arr. Elgar - National Anthem
James arr. Hughes - National Anthem of Wales
Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

John Rawnsley - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes

38th Swansea Festival

7:30pm Sunday 17 November 1985

Bach - Mass in B minor

Royal Festival Hall, London

Mariana Nicolesco - soprano
Jean Rigby - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Benjamin Luxon - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Philharmonia Orchestra 40th Anniversary Concert

Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for later transmission

7:30pm Monday 18 November 1985

Bach - Mass in B minor

Royal Festival Hall, London

Mariana Nicolesco - soprano
Jean Rigby - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Benjamin Luxon - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Philharmonia Orchestra 40th Anniversary Concert

7:30pm Thursday 12 December 1985

Christmas Concert

Royal Festival Hall, London

Wolf - Christmas Night
Carols

Eiddwen Harrhy - soprano
Wynford Evans - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Stephen Cleobury

7:30pm Saturday 14 December 1985

Handel - Messiah

Royal Festival Hall, London

Helen Donath - soprano
Anne Collins - mezzo-soprano
Anthony Rolfe Johnson - tenor
John Tomlinson - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Simon Preston

7:30pm Sunday 15 December 1985

Handel - Messiah

Royal Festival Hall, London

Helen Donath - soprano
Anne Collins - mezzo-soprano
Anthony Rolfe Johnson - tenor
John Tomlinson - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Simon Preston