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

Concerts & Recordings 1991

9:30pm Friday 15 February 1991

Verdi - Mess da Requiem

Coliseu do Porto, Oporto

Susan Bullock - soprano
Ildiko Komosi - mezzo-soprano
Arthur Davies - tenor
Sergei Martinov - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

Orquestra do Porto
conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig

9:30pm Saturday 16 February 1991

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon

Susan Bullock - soprano
Ildiko Komosi - mezzo-soprano
Arthur Davies - tenor
Sergei Martinov - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

Orquestra do Porto
conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig

9:30pm Sunday 17 February 1991

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon

Susan Bullock - soprano
Ildiko Komosi - mezzo-soprano
Arthur Davies - tenor
Sergei Martinov - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

Orquestra do Porto
conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig

7:30pm Thursday 28 February 1991

Prokofiev arr. Palmer - Ivan the Terrible

Royal Festival Hall, London

Linda Finnie - mezzo-soprano
Nikita Storojev - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Richard Farnes

The Philharmonia
conducted by Neeme Järvi


Friday 1 March 1991

Prokofiev - Ivan the Terrible

St Jude's on the Hill, London

Linda Finnie - soprano
Nikita Storojev - mezzo-soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Richard Farnes

The Philharmonia
conducted by Neeme Järvi

Recording Producer - Brians Couzens

Recording Engineers - Ralph Couzens and Ben Connellan

Recorded by Chandos

7:30pm Tuesday 12 March 1991

Rachmaninov - The Bells

Royal Festival Hall, London

Natalia Gerasimova - soprano
Keith Lewis - tenor
David Wilson-Johnson - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

The Philharmonia
conducted by Neeme Järvi

7:30pm Tuesday 9 April 1991

Mendelssohn - Symphony No.2 'Lobgesang'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Cynthia Hayman - soprano
Alison Haymon - soprano
Peter Straka - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

The Philharmonia
conducted by Walter Weller

Wednesday 10 April 1991

Mendelssohn - Symphony No.2 Lobgesang

St Jude's Church, Hamstead Garden Suburb, London

Cynthia Haymon - soprano
Alison Hagley - mezzo-soprano
Peter Straka - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

The Philharmonia
conducted by Walter Weller

Recorded by Chandos

8:00pm Wednesday 5 June 1991

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Linda Russell - soprano
Ethna Robinson - mezzo-soprano
Justin Lavender - tenor
Roderick Earle - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master -- Simon Halsey

The Philharmonia
conducted by Leonard Slatkin

7:30pm Saturday 15 June 1991

Haydn - Die Schöpfung

Winter Gardens, Bournemouth

Hillevi Martinpelto - soprano
Ilona Spohn - mezzo-soprano
Thomas Randle - tenor
Robert Hayward - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

The Philharmonia
conducted by Claus Peter Flor

7:30pm Sunday 16 June 1991

Haydn - Die Schöpfung

Royal Festival Hall, London

Hillevi Martinpelto - soprano
Ilona Spohn - mezzo-soprano
Thomas Randle - tenor
Robert Hayward - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

The Philharmonia
conducted by Claus Peter Flor

7:30pm Tuesday 2 July 1991

Verdi - Missa da Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Aprile Millo - soprano
Waltraud Meier - mezzo-soprano
Dennis O'Neill - tenor
Ferruccio Furlanetto - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Andrew Greenwood

The Phillharmonia
conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli

7:30pm Wednesday 24 July 1991

Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

St Paul's Cathedral, London

Jane Eaglen - soprano
Alfreda Hodgson - mezzo-soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

The Philharmonia
conducted by Eliahu Inbal

City of London Festival

7:30pm Tuesday 30 July 1991

Pavarotti in Hyde Park

Hyde Park, London

Verdi - Va, pensiero from Nabucco
Leoncavallo - Din, Don, Don, suona vespero from Pagliacci
Wagner - Treulich gefürt from Lohengrin
Puccini - Nessun dorma from Turandot

Luciano Pavarotti - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

The Philharmonia
conducted by Leone Magiera

In the presence of Prince and Princess of Wales

Luciano Pavarroti 30th anniversary concert tour

BBC TV live transmission, and recording subsequently released by Decca on CD and DVD

7:30pm Monday 12 August 1991

Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky

Royal Albert Hall, London

Jean Rigby - mezzo-soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

BBC Symphony Chorus
Chorus Master - Stephen Jackson

BBC Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Matthias Bamert

BBC Promenade Concert

Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

7:30pm Friday 6 September 1991

Symphony for the Spire

West Green, Salisbury Cathedral

Trad. arr. Elgar - The National Anthem
Parry - I Was Glad
Patrick Doyle - Henry V - A Concert Suite
Verdi - Finale Act 2 from Aida
Parry - Jerusalem

Kenneth Branagh - actor
Charlton Heston - actor
Patrick Doyle - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

English Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Richard Armstrong and Simon Halsey

Concert in aid of the Salisbury Cathedral Spire Appeal

In the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales

Broadcast live by BBC Radio 2

7:30pm Friday 27 September 1991

Ligeti - Requiem

St Baafs Cathedral, Ghent

Penelope Walmsley-Clark - soprano
Elizabeth Laurence - mezzo-soprano

BRT Koor
Pools Kamerkoor, Warsaw
Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

BRT Filharmonisch Orkest
conducted by Dennis Russell Davies


7:30pm Friday 27 September 1991

Ligeti - Requiem

St Baafs Church, Aadenburg

Penelope Walmsley-Clark - soprano
Elizabeth Laurence - mezzo-soprano

BRT Koor
Pools Kamerkoor, Warsaw
Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

BRT Filharmonisch Orkest
conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

7:30pm Sunday 6 October 1991

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sharon Sweet - soprano
Petra Malakova - mezzo-soprano
Vinson Cole - tenor
Carlo Columbara - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

The Philharmonia
conducted by Carlo Maria Guilini

7:30pm Sunday 20 October 1991

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Palau de la Música, Valencia

Sharon Sweet - soprano
Petra Malakova - mezzo-soprano
Vinson Cole - tenor
Carlo Columbara - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

The Philharmonia
conducted by Carlo Maria Guilini

9:00pm Monday 21 October 1991

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Sala Argenta, Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria, Sandander

Sharon Sweet - soprano
Petra Malakova - mezzo-soprano
Vinson Cole - tenor
Carlo Columbara - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

The Philharmonia
conducted by Carlo Maria Guilini

9:00pm Thursday 7 November 1991

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona

Françoise Pollet - soprano
Petra Malakova - mezzo-soprano
Vinson Cole - tenor
Ivan Urbas - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

The Philharmonia
conducted by Carlo Maria Guilini

10:30pm Friday 8 November 1991

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Auditorio Nacional de la Música, Madrid

Françoise Pollet - soprano
Petra Malakova - mezzo-soprano
Vinson Cole - tenor
David Wilson-Johnson - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

The Philharmonia
conducted by Carlo Maria Guilini

10:30pm Saturday 9 November 1991

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Auditorio Nacional de la Música, Madrid

Françoise Pollet - soprano
Petra Malakova - mezzo-soprano
Vinson Cole - tenor
David Wilson-Johnson - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

The Philharmonia
conducted by Carlo Maria Guilini

7:30pm Wednesday 27 November 1991

Vaughan Williams - Symphony No.7, Sinfonia Antarctica

Royal Festival Hall, London

Linda Hohenfeld - soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

The Philharmonia
conducted by Leonard Slatkin

Thursday 28 November 1991

Vaughan Williams - Symphony No.7, Sinfonia Antarctica

Abbey Road Studios, London

Linda Hohenfeld - soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

The Philharmonia
conducted by Leonard Slatkin

Recorded by BMG

8:00pm Wednesday 4 December 1991

Mozart - Requiem

Igreja São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon

Gundula Janowitz - soprano
Liliana Bezineche - mezzo-soprano
Guy de Mey - tenor
Peter Rose - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

Orquesta Do Porto
conducted by David Hill

7:30pm Tuesday 17 December 1991

Mahler - Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Susan Dunn - soprano
Linda Finnie - mezzo-soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Horst Neumann

The Philharmonia
conducted by Lorin Maazel