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

Concerts & Recordings 1996

10:00am Sunday 14 January 1996

UN 50th Anniversary Service

Methodist Central Hall, London

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

The Seraph Choir
Westminster Central Hall Choir
Charles Wesley Hymn Choir

Musicians from RMS Kneller Hall
conducted by John Chapman

BBC 1 Live transmission

Thursday 18 January 1996

Rachmaninov - The Bells

All Saints Church, Tooting, London

Regina Nathan - soprano
Alezei Martynov - tenor
Anatoli Safyulin - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Djong Victorin Yu

Recorded by Carlton

7:30pm Tuesday 13 February 1996

Rachmaninov - Spring Cantata
Rachmaninov - Three Russian Songs

Royal Festival Hall, London

Anatoli Safiulin - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Martin Merry

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Djong Victorin Yu

Saturday 17 February 1996

Rachmaninov - Spring Cantata
Rachmaninov - Three Russian Songs

All Saints Church, Tooting, London

Anatoli Safiulin - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Martin Merry

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Djong Victorin Yu

Recorded by Carlton

8:00pm Friday 1 March 1996

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 'Choral'

St David's Hall, Cardiff

St David's Day Concert

Catrin Wyn Davies - soprano
Della Jones - mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear - tenor
Gwynne Howell - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

BBC National Chorus of Wales
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
conducted by Mark Wigglesworth

7:30pm Wednesday 13 March 1996

Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky

Royal Festival Hall, London

Irina Tchistyakova - mezzo-soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Mikhail Pletnev

Monday 18 March 1996

Hadley - Lenten Meditations
Hadley - La Belle Dame sans merci

All Saints Church, Tooting, London

Neil Archer - tenor
Stephen Richardson - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stephen Layton

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Matthias Bamert

Recording Producer - Ralph Couzens

Recording Engineer - Ben Connellan and Richard Smoker

Recorded by Chandos

Sunday 24 March 1996

Reg Powell - Film score for 'Alaska'

Air Studios, London

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Martin Merry

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Reg Powell

7:30pm Thursday 18 April 1996

Cherubini - Missa Solemnis in D minor

Royal Festival Hall, London

Rosemary Joshua - soprano
Ruby Philogene - mezzo-soprano
Kurt Streit - tenor
Michael George - bass-baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill/Robert Dean

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Ricardo Muti

7:30pm Thursday 2 May 1996

Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms

Royal Festival Hall, London

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Peter Eötvos

7:30pm Tuesday 21 May 1996

Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé Suite No 2

Royal Festival Hall, London

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier

Thursday 23 May 1996

Czeskaw Marek - Complete choral works

Abbey Road Studios, London

Czeskaw Marek - Boze, cos Polake
Cyt to gra Smierc Op. 23
Czeskaw Marek - Pozdrowienie Op. 6 No. 2
Czeskaw Marek - Alpy, Op. 5

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stephen Layton

Philharmonia Orchestra
onducted by Gary Brain

Recorded by Koch International

7:30pm Saturday 8 June 1996

An Evening of Classical Greats at Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace, London

Orff - Carmina Burana (excerpts)
Verdi - Va pensiero from Nabucco
Bizet - Habanera from Carmen
Handel - Zadok the Priest
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Martin Merry

BBC Concert Orchestra
conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes

Hampton Court Palace Festival

8:00pm Friday 21 June 1996

Mahler - Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Julie Unwin - soprano
Ning Liang - mezzo-soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Gilbert Kaplan

7:30pm Saturday 13 July 1996

Bruckner - Te Deum

Salisbury Cathedral

Rita Cullis - soprano
Linda Finnie - mezzo-soprano
Iain Paton - tenor
William Peel - bass-baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Peter Burian

English Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Sir Edward Heath

Sir Edward Heath 80th Birthday Concert

7:30pm Tuesday 16 July 1996

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Winchester Cathedral

Jenny Drivala - soprano
Jean Rigby - mezzo-soprano
William Kendall - tenor
Matthew Best - bass-baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by David Hill

7:00pm Thursday 22 August 1996

Bruckner - Te Deum

Royal Albert Hall, London

Yvonne Kenny - soprano
Catherine Wyn-Rogers - mezzo-soprano
Thomas Randle - tenor
Peter Sidhom - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

BBC Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Claus Peter Flor

BBC Prom Concert

BBC Radio 3 live relay

Sunday 15 September 1996

Sunday Half Hour Hymns (Radio 2)

Methodist Central Hall, London

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

John Chapman - Radio Presenter


7:30pm Saturday 28 September 1996

Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

BBC National Chorus of Wales
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
conducted by Mark Wigglesworth

7:30pm Tuesday 8 October 1996

Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky

Barbican Hall

Sally Burgess - mezzo-soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Peter Burian

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
onducted by Mark Ermler

7:30pm Sunday 13 October 1996

Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Royal Festival Hall, London

Thomas Allen - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

BBC Symphony Chorus
Chorus Master - Stephen Jackson

BBC Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Martyn Brabbins

Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for future broadcast

7:30pm Sunday 3 November 1996

Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius

Justin Lavender - tenor
Catherine Wyn-Rogers - mezzo-soprano
Justin Lavender - tenor
Anthony Michaels-Moore - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Leonard Slatkin

4:00pm Sunday 17 November 1996

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Salle Ersame, Palais de la Musique, Strasbourg

Marina Mecheriakova - soprano
Enkelejda Skhosa - mezzo-soprano
Richard Margison - tenor
Alistair Miles - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

Orchestre de Philharmonique de Strasbourg
conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig

7:00pm Thursday 21 November 1996

Wagner - Parsifal (Act III)

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Concert performance

Jennifer Mason - soprano
Poul Elming - tenor
Wolfgang Schöne - bass-baritone
Robert Lloyd - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

BBC National Chorus of Wales
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

7:15pm Friday 22 November 1996

Wagner - Parsifal (Act III)

Barbican Hall, London

Concert performance

Jennifer Mason - soprano
Poul Elming - tenor
Wolfgang Schöne - bass-baritone
Robert Lloyd - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

BBC National Chorus of Wales
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

7:00pm Saturday 23 November 1996

Wagner - Parsifal (Act III)

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Concert performance

Jennifer Mason - soprano
Poul Elming - tenor
Wolfgang Schöne - bass-baritone
Robert Lloyd - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

BBC National Chorus of Wales
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

8:30pm Tuesday 3 December 1996

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 'Choral'

Théâtre de Champs-Elysees, Paris

Jean Glennon - soprano
Liliana Bizineche-Elsinger - mezzo-soprano
Algirdas Janutas - tenor
Benno Schollum - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hall

Sinfonia Varsavia
conducted by Yehudi Menuhin

7:30pm Monday 9 December 1996

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 'Choral'

Zénith Le Dôme, Marseilles

Jean Glennon - soprano
Liliana Bizineche-Elsinger - mezzo-soprano
Algirdas Janutas - tenor
Benno Schollum - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hall

Menuhin Festival Orchestra
conducted by Yehudi Menuhin

8:00pm Wednesday 11 December 1996

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 'Choral'

Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Madrid

Jean Glennon - soprano
Liliana Bizineche-Elsinger - mezzo-soprano
Algirdas Janutas - tenor
Benno Schollum - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hall

Menuhin Festival Orchestra
conducted by Yehudi Menuhin

8:30pm Friday 13 December 1996

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 'Choral'

Halle aux Grains, Toulouse

Jean Glennon - soprano
Liliana Bizineche-Elsinger - mezzo-soprano
Algirdas Janutas - tenor
Benno Schollum - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

Menuhin Festival Orchestra
conducted by Yehudi Menuhin

7:30pm Tuesday 17 December 1996

Christmas Music & Carols

The Guildhall, London

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

Exhibition Brass
conducted by Martin Merry

8:00pm Tuesday 17 December 1996

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 'Choral'

Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon

Jean Glennon - soprano
Liliana Bizineche-Elsinger - mezzo-soprano
Algirdas Janutas - tenor
Benno Schollum - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

Menuhin Festival Orchestra
conducted by Yehudi Menuhin

7:30pm Wednesday 18 December 1996

Christmas with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Royal Albert Hall, London

Bach - Christmas Oratorio
Carols

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Stephen Cleobury