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

Concerts & Recordings 1997

7:30pm Saturday 1 February 1997

Holst - The Planets

Barbican Hall, London

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

New Queen's Hall Orchestra
conducted by Roy Goodman

7:30pm Sunday 23 February 1997

The Philharmonia Chorus in Union Chapel

The Union Chapel, Islington, London

Tchaikovsky - Rebye poyem (No.1 of 6 Church Songs, 1885)
Tchaikovsky - Blahzhenni yazhe izbral (No.4 of 6 Church Songs, 1885)
Tchaikovsky - Izhe kheruvimy tayno obrazuyushche (Cherubikon in C, 1884)
Rachmaninov - All Night Vigil Op. 37

Sarah Fryer - mezzo-soprano
Peter Butterfield - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
conducted by David Hill

7:30pm Tuesday 11 March 1997

Mahler - Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Nancy Argenta - soprano
Jean Rigby - mezzo-soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Benjamin Zander

7:30pm Wednesday 26 March 1997

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sharon Sweet - soprano
Dolora Zajick - mezzo-soprano
Dennis O'Neill - tenor
Roberto Scandiuzzi - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

London Philharmonic Choir
Chorus Master - Neville Creed

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Daniele Gatti

7:30pm Thursday 27 March 1997

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Albert Hall, London

Sharon Sweet - soprano
Dolora Zajick - mezzo-soprano
Dennis O'Neill - tenor
Roberto Scandiuzzi - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

London Philharmonic Choir
Chorus Master - Neville Creed

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Daniele Gatti

7:30pm Saturday 10 May 1997

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Winchester Cathedral

Ann-Marie Connors - soprano
Sarah Fryer - mezzo-soprano
William Kendall - tenor
Jeremy White - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Masters - David Hill and Martin Merry

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
conducted by David Hill

7:30pm Saturday 7 June 1997

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Rita Cullis - soprano
Carole Wilson - mezzo-soprano
Peter Bronder - tenor
Graeme Broadbent - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Masters - David Hill and Martin Merry

City of Glasgow Chorus
Chorus Master - Martin Merry

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
conducted by Martin Merry

7:30pm Saturday 5 July 1997

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

St John's, Smith Square, London

Sarah Haigh - soprano
James Lawrence - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stephen Layton

Millenium Sinfonia
conducted by James Kelleher

7:00pm Thursday 4 September 1997

Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé

Royal Albert Hall, London

BBC Singers
Chorus Master - Stephen Jackson

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Chorus Master - Adrian Partington

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier

BBC Prom concert

BBC Radio 3 live relay

7:00pm Wednesday 10 September 1997

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

Royal Albert Hall, London

Solveig Kringelborn - soprano
Peter Mattei - mezzo-soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

BBC Symphony Chorus
Chorus Master - Stephen Jackson

BBC Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Claus Peter Flor

BBC Prom Concert

BBC Radio 3 live relay

7:30pm Sunday 5 October 1997

Mussorgsky (choral version from Sorochintsy Fair, arr. Shebalin) - Night on the Bare Mountain

Royal Festival Hall, London

Robert Johnston - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Hill

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Vassily Sinaisky

7:30pm Sunday 12 October 1997

Schoenberg - Gurrelieder

Royal Festival Hall, London

Julia Varady - soprano
Anne Murray - mezzo-soprano
Kurt Azesberger - tenor
Jon Frederic West - tenor
Alan Opie - baritone
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - speaker

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stephen Layton

BBC Symphony Chorus
Conducted by Stephen Jackson

BBC Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Andrew Davis

Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast on 15 October 1997

7:00pm Friday 21 November 1997

Donizetti - Linda di Chamounix

Royal Festival Hall, London

Concert performance

Linda di Chamounix - Mariella Davia
Carlo, Il Visconte di Sirval - Marcelo Alvarez
Pierotto - Susan Parry
Antonio - Ashley Holland
Il Prefetto - Alistair Miles
Il Marchese de Boisfleury - Alessandro Corbelli
Maddalena - Anne-Marie Owens
L'Intendente - John Graham Hall

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

'Fanciulli' of Trinity College of Music

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
conducted by Mark Elder

BBC Radio 3 live relay

7:00pm Monday 24 November 1997

Donizetti - Linda di Chamounix

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Concert performance

Linda di Chamounix - Mariella Davia
Carlo, Il Visconte di Sirval - Marcelo Alvarez
Pierotto - Susan Parry
Antonio - Ashley Holland
Il Prefetto - Alistair Miles
Il Marchese de Boisfleury - Alessandro Corbelli
Maddalena - Anne-Marie Owens
L'Intendente - John Graham Hall

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

'Fanciulli' of Trinity College of Music

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
conducted by Mark Elder

BBC Radio 3 live relay

7:30pm Monday 15 December 1997

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Jane Eaglen - soprano
Luciana D'Intino - mezzo-soprano
Roberto Alagna - tenor
Roberto Scandiuzzi - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - James Kelleher

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by James Levine

7:30pm Wednesday 17 December 1997

Verdi - Messa da Requiem

Royal Festival Hall, London

Jane Eaglen - soprano
Luciana D'Intino - mezzo-soprano
Roberto Alagna - tenor
Roberto Scandiuzzi - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - James Kelleher

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Chorus Master - Simon Halsey

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by James Levine

Philharmonia Chorus 40th Anniversary Concert

7:30pm Sunday 21 December 1997

Mahler - Symphony No. 8

Royal Albert Hall, London

Jane Eaglen - soprano
Deborah Voigt - soprano
Heidi Grant Murphy - soprano
Michelle Deyoung - mezzo-soprano
Birgitta Svendén - mezzo-soprano
Johan Botha - tenor
Eike Wilm Schulte - baritone
Jan-Hendrik Rootering - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Peter Burian

London Philharmonic Choir
Chorus Master - Neville Creed

London Choral Society
Chorus Master - Neville Creed

Brighton Festival Chorus
Chorus Master - Jonathan Grieves-Smith

Guildford Choral Society
Chorus Master - Hilary Davan Whetton

New London Children's Choir
Chorus Master - Ronald Corp

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by James Levine