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

Concerts & Recordings 2003

7:30pm Saturday 1 February 2003

Prokofiev arr. Stasevich - Ivan the Terrible

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Anne Marie-Owens - mezzo-soprano
Robert Hayward - bass-baritone
Philip Madoc - narrator

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

BBC National Chorus of Wales
Chorus Master - Adrian Partington

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
conducted by Richard Hickox

7:30pm Tuesday 4 March 2003

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Amanda Halgrimson - soprano
Cornelia Kallisch - mezzo-soprano
Peter Bronder - tenor
Alfred Reiter - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Sir Roger Norrington

7:30pm Thursday 6 March 2003

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Royal Festival Hall, London

Amanda Halgrimson - soprano
Cornelia Kallisch - mezzo-soprano
Peter Bronder - tenor
Alfred Reiter - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Sir Roger Norrington

7:30pm Monday 10 March 2003

Puccini completed by Luciano Berio - Turandot - Act III, UK Première

Barbican Hall, London

Turandot - Eva Urbanova
Liu - Amanda Roocroft
Calaf - Dennis O'Neill
Timur - Iain Paterson
Ping - Christopher Purves
Pang - Christopher Gillett
Pong - Anthony Mee

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

BBC Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Leonard Slatkin

BBC Radio 3 live relay


7:30pm Thursday 20 March 2003

Prokofiev - Zdravitsa (Toast to Stalin) Op.85
Prokofiev - Scene from Ivan Grozny (Ivan the Terrible)
Shostakovitch - The Fall of Berlin, Final Scene

Royal Festival Hall, London

Deborah Miles-Johnson - mezzo-soprano

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Deborah Miles-Johnson

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy

7:30pm Friday 21 March 2003

Classical Spectacular

Royal Albert Hall, London

Handel - Zadok the Priest
Gounod - Soldier's Chorus
Elgar - Land of Hope and Glory
Verdi - Aida, Act 2 Finale
Parry - Jerusalem
Arne - Rule Brittania
Puccini - Nessun Dorma
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Deborah Miles-Johnson

Royal Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Anthony Inglis

3:00pm Sunday 23 March 2003

Classical Spectacular

Royal Albert Hall, London

Handel - Zadok the Priest
Gounod - Soldier's Chorus
Elgar - Land of Hope and Glory
Verdi - Aida, Act 2 Finale
Parry - Jerusalem
Arne - Rule Brittania
Puccini - Nessun Dorma
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Deborah Miles-Johnson

Royal Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Anthony Inglis

7:30pm Sunday 23 March 2003

Classical Spectacular

Royal Albert Hall, London

Handel - Zadok the Priest
Gounod - Soldier's Chorus
Elgar - Land of Hope and Glory
Verdi - Aida, Act 2 Finale
Parry - Jerusalem
Arne - Rule Brittania
Puccini - Nessun Dorma
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Deborah Miles-Johnson

Royal Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Anthony Inglis

7:30pm Tuesday 3 June 2003

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 'Choral'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Amanda Roocroft - soprano
Jean Rigby - mezzo-soprano
Stephen O'Mara - tenor
Alistair Miles - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Daniele Gatti

7:30pm Wednesday 4 June 2003

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 'Choral'

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Amanda Roocroft - soprano
Jean Rigby - mezzo-soprano
Stephen O'Mara - tenor
Alistair Miles - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Daniele Gatti

8:30pm Friday 6 June 2003

Berlioz - Grande Messe de Morts

Salle Erasmé, Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Strasbourg

Thomas Cooley - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stefan Bevier

Slovak Philharmonic Choir
Chorus Master - Jan Rozenhal

Orchestra Philharmonique de Strasbourg
conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig

8:30pm Saturday 7 June 2003

Berlioz - Grande Messe de Morts

Salle Erasmé, Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Strasbourg

Thomas Cooley - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stefan Bevier

Slovak Philharmonic Choir
Chorus Master - Jan Rozenhal

Orchestra Philharmonique de Strasbourg
conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig

5:00pm Friday 15 August 2003

Wagner - Lohengrin

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Concert performance

Lohengrin - Torsten Kerl
Elsa von Brabant - Hillevi Martinpelto
Friedrich von Telramund - Jukka Rasilainen
Ortrud - Petra Lang
King Henry - Eric Halfvarson
Herald - James Rutherford
Four Brabantine Nobles:
Campbell Russell
Declan McCusker
Paul Anwyl
David Morrison

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - David Jones

Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Chorus Master - David Jones

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Donald Runnicles

Edinburgh International Festival

Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for transmission on 27 September 2003

7:30pm Friday 12 September 2003

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 'Choral'

Royal Albert Hall, London

Diana Damrau - soprano
Charlotte Hellekant - mezzo-soprano
Robert Dean Smith - tenor
Alistair Miles - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Chorus Master - Geoffrey Mitchell

Philharmonia Orchrestra
conducted by Christoph von Dohnanyi

BBC Prom Concert

BBC Radio 3 live relay

7:30pm Thursday 23 October 2003

Sacred and Secular Choral Classics

Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, London

Schütz - German Magnificat
Bruckner - Three Graduals
Fauré - Madrigal
Saint-Saens - Calme des nuits, Les fleurs et les arbres
Fauré - Cantique de Jean Racine
Rachmaninov - Three Vespers
Stanford - Beati quorum via
Parry - My soul, there is a country, Never weather-beaten sail
Vaughan Williams - Just as the tide was flowing, The dark-eyed sailor
Tippett - Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time

Stephen Rose - piano

Philharmonia Chorus
conducted by Robert Dean

7:00pm Friday 12 December 2003

The Sargent Christmas Concert

Royal Albert Hall, London

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

Royal Academy of Music Massed Schools' Choir

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Jonathan Willcocks

5:00pm Sunday 14 December 2003

Classic Carols

Royal Albert Hall, London

Trad. arr. Holst - Personent Hodie
Trad. arr. Willcocks - Ding, dong! merrily on high
Pierpoint arr. Willcocks - Jingle Bells
Adam arr. Rutter - O Holy Night
Trad. arr. Willcocks - Sussex Carol
Darke - In the bleak mid-winter
Pearsall - In dulci jubilo
Joubert - Torches
Frank - Panus Angelicus
Trad. arr. Willcocks - It est né
Gruber arr. Willcocks - Silent Night
Trad. arr. Cullen - Coventry Carol
Adams - The Holy City
Gardner - Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Trad. arr. Rutter - The twelve days of Christmas

Julian Gavin - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Robert Dean

8:00pm Sunday 14 December 2003

Classic Carols

Royal Albert Hall, London

Trad. arr. Holst - Personent Hodie
Trad. arr. Willcocks - Ding, dong! merrily on high
Pierpoint arr. Willcocks - Jingle Bells
Adam arr. Rutter - O Holy Night
Trad. arr. Willcocks - Sussex Carol
Darke - In the bleak mid-winter
Pearsall - In dulci jubilo
Joubert - Torches
Frank - Panus Angelicus
Trad. arr. Willcocks - It est né
Gruber arr. Willcocks - Silent Night
Trad. arr. Cullen - Coventry Carol
Adams - The Holy City
Gardner - Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Trad. arr. Rutter - The twelve days of Christmas

Julian Gavin - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Robert Dean

7:30pm Monday 22 December 2003

Christmas with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Royal Albert Hall, London

Haydn - The Creation Part 1
Bach - Cantata 140 1st movement
Carols

Katherine Manley - soprano
Nathan Vale - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Robert Dean

Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Stephen Cleobury