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

Concerts & Recordings 1986

7:30pm Thursday 16 January 1986

Trad. arr. Elgar - The National Anthem
Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Albert Hall, London

Ghena Dimitrova - soprano
Janet Baker - mezzo-soprano
Arthur Davies - tenor
Robert Lloyd - bass

Bach Choir
London Philharmonic Choir
Philharmonia Chorus

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras

In the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Their Excellencies the Spanish Ambassador and Mexican Ambassadors

Concert in aid of AMISTAD and the Project Nuevo Leon, following the earthquake in Mexico City on 19 September 1985



7:30pm Sunday 23 February 1986

Britten - War Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Julia Varady - soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - baritone

The Southend Boys Choir
Chorus Master - Michael Crabb

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Andrew Davis

Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for later transmission

7:30pm Saturday 8 March 1986

Fauré - Requiem

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Kathleen Battle - soprano
Andreas Schmidt - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

7:30pm Sunday 9 March 1986

Fauré - Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Kathleen Battle - soprano
Andreas Schmidt - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for later transmission

7:30pm Tuesday 11 March 1986

Fauré - Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Kathleen Battle - soprano
Andreas Schmidt - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Wednesday 12 March 1986

Fauré - Requiem

Watford Town Hall, Watford

Kathleen Battle - soprano
Andreas Schmidt - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Further recording sessions on 13 and 14 March 1986

Recording Producer - Günter Breest

Recording Supervision - Hans Weber

Recording Engineer - Klaus Schiebe

Recorded for Deutsche Grammophon



7:30pm Monday 24 March 1986

Elgar - The Apostles

Royal Festival Hall, London

Isobel Buchanan - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - mezzo-soprano
Maldwyn Davies - tenor
Jonathan Summers - baritone
Stephen Roberts - baritone
Stafford Dean - bass

The Royal College of Music Junior Department Chorus
Chorus Master - Vaughan Meakins

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Andrew Davis

BBC Radio 3 live relay

7:30pm Monday 31 March 1986

Unifinished Symphony

Royal Festival Hall, London

Trad. arr. Elgar - The National Anthem
Handel - Zadok the Priest
Abinoni arr. Hughes - Adagio from Stabat Mater
Handel - Worthy is the Lamb and Amen from Messiah

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes

Concert promoted by the Greater London Council to mark the last day of its existence.

7:30pm Thursday 15 May 1986

Ravel - L'enfant et lea sortileges

Royal Festival Hall, London

Concert performance

Elise Ross - soprano
Dinah Harris - soprano
Mary King - soprano
Ameral Gunson - mezzo-soprano
Alexander Oliver - tenor
Henry Herford - baritone
Raimund Herincx - bass

St Clement Danes School Choir
Chorus Master - Keith Walters

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Simon Rattle

7:30pm Monday 19 May 1986

Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé

Royal Festival Hall, London

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Simon Rattle

BBC Radio 3 live relay

Recorded by the BBC Transcription Service for sale to broadcasting stations overseas

7:30pm Sunday 29 June 1986

Britten - Spring Symphony

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sheila Armstrong - soprano
Christine Cairns - mezzo-soprano
Philip Langridge - tenor

King's College School Choir
Chorus Master - Michael Jenkins

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by André Previn

7:30pm Sunday 6 July 1986

Liszt - A Faust Symphony

Royal Festival Hall, London

Keith Lewis - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen

7:30pm Saturday 11 October 1986

Verdi - Quattro Pezzi Sacri

Royal Festival Hall, London

Caroline Sewry - soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli

8:00pm Saturday 18 October 1986

Schoenberg - Gurrelieder

Auditorio di Via della Conciliazione, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome

Julia Varady - soprano
Hitomi Katagiri - mezzo-soprano
Manfred Jung - tenor
Graham Clark - tenor
Martin Egel - bass-baritone

Coro dell' Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Chorus Master - Rainer Steubling

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Orchestra dell' Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli


8:00pm Sunday 19 October 1986

Schoenberg - Gurrelieder

Auditorio di Via della Conciliazione, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome

Julia Varady - soprano
Hitomi Katagiri - mezzo-soprano
Manfred Jung - tenor
Graham Clark - tenor
Martin Egel - bass-baritone

Coro dell' Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Chorus Master - Rainer Steubling

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Orchestra dell' Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli

8:00pm Monday 20 October 1986

Schoenberg - Gurrelieder

Auditorio di Via della Conciliazione, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome

Julia Varady - soprano
Hitomi Katagiri - mezzo-soprano
Nikolaj Josifov - tenor
Graham Clark - tenor
Martin Egel - bass-baritone

Coro dell' Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Chorus Master - Rainer Steubling

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Orchestra dell' Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli

8:00pm Tuesday 21 October 1986

Schoenberg - Gurrelieder

Auditorio di Via della Conciliazione, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome

Julia Varady - soprano
Hitomi Katagiri - mezzo-soprano
Manfred Jung - tenor
Graham Clark - tenor
Martin Egel - bass-baritone

Coro dell' Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Chorus Master - Rainer Steubling

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Orchestra dell' Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli

Sunday 9 November 1986

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Linda Roark-Strummer - soprano
Florence Quivar - mezzo-soprano
Arthur Davies - tenor
Paata Burchuladze - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

7:30pm Tuesday 11 November 1986

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Linda Roark-Strummer - soprano
Florence Quivar - mezzo-soprano
Arthur Davies - tenor
Paata Burchuladze - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

7:30pm Saturday 22 November 1986

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Elizabeth Harwood - soprano
Penelope Walker - mezzo-soprano
Ian Caley - tenor
David Wilson-Johnson - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Mariss Yansons

7:00pm Sunday 30 November 1986

Britten - War Requiem

Royal Opera House, London

Galina Vishnevskaya - soprano
Anthony Rolfe Johnson - tenor
John Shirley Quirk - baritone

Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir
Chorus Master - David Hill

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Simon Rattle

In the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra

A concert given in tribute to Peter Pears, in aid of the Aldeburgh Appeal

7:30pm Thursday 11 December 1986

Christmas Concert

Royal Festival Hall, London

Rimsky-Korsakov - Christmas Eve Suite
Vaughan Wiliams - Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Trad. arr. Cleobury - Jingle Bells
Carols

Peter Knapp - baritone
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Stephen Cleobury

7:30pm Tuesday 16 December 1986

Celebration of a Broadcaster - Tribute to Richard Dimbleby

Westminster Abbey, London

Stanford - Psalm 150, arr. Carl Davis
Walton - Coronation Te Deum
Agincourt Song from the Henry V Suite

The Choir of Westminster Abbey
Chorus Master - Simon Preston

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

Trumpeters of the Royal Artillery Band
Music Director - Frank Renton

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carl Davis

In the presence of HRH Princess Alexandra

Broadcast live on BBC2 television

Concert in aid of the Richard Dimbleby Cancer Fund