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

Concerts & Recordings 2017

8:00pm Tuesday 17 January 2017

Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

Camilla Nylund - soprano
Sarah Connolly - mezzo-soprano
Klaus Florian Vogt - tenor
Luca Pisaroni - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stefan Bevier

Hamburger Symphoniker
conducted by Sir Jeffrey Tate

Opening Festival of the Elbphilharmonie

Saturday 11 March 2017

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 (Choral)

Watford Colosseum, Watford

Rebecca Evans - soprano
Patricia Bardon - mezzo-soprano
Robert Murray - tenor
Derek Welton - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stefan Bevier

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Benjamin Zander

Recording Engineers - Robert Friedrich and Elaine Martone

Recorded by Brattle Media

7:30pm Saturday 18 March 2017

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 (Choral)

Royal Festival Hall, London

Rebecca Evans - soprano
Patricia Bardon - mezzo-soprano
Robert Murray - tenor
Derek Welton - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stefan Bevier

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Benjamin Zander

7:30pm Friday 14 April 2017

Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem

The Chapel of King's College Cambridge 

Sarah-Jane Brandon - soprano
Simon Keenlyside - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stefan Bevier

BBC Concert Orchestra
conducted by Stephen Cleobury

Easter at King's Festival

BBC Radio 3 and European Broadcasting Union live relay

7:30pm Friday 28 April 2017

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Iturbi Hall, Palau de la Música, Valencia

Special concert marking the 30th Anniversary of the Palau de la Música

Ricarda Merbeth - soprano
Julia Novikova - soprano
Ofelia Sala - soprano
Theresa Kronthaler - mezzo-soprano
María Luisa Corbacho - mezzo-soprano
Nicolai Schukoff - tenor
José Antonio López - baritone
Alfredo García - bass

Escolanía de Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados
Chorus Master - Luis Garrido

Coro de la Generalitat Valencia
Chorus Master - Francesc Perales

Orfeó Valencià
Chorus Master - Josep Lluis Valldecebres

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stefan Bevier

Orquesta de Valencia
conducted by Yaron Traub

7:30pm Saturday 29 April 2017

Mahler - Symphony No.8

Iturbi Hall, Palau de la Música, Valencia

Special concert marking the 30th Anniversary of the Palau de la Música

Ricarda Merbeth - soprano
Julia Novikova - soprano
Ofelia Sala - soprano
Theresa Kronthaler - mezzo-soprano
María Luisa Corbacho - mezzo-soprano
Nicolai Schukoff - tenor
José Antonio López - baritone
Alfredo García - bass

Escolanía de Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados
Chorus Master - Luis Garrido

Coro de la Generalitat Valencia
Chorus Master - Francesc Perales

Orfeó Valencià
Chorus Master - Josep Lluis Valldecebres

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stefan Bevier

Orquesta de Valencia
conducted by Yaron Traub

7:30pm Saturday 3 June 2017

Grand Opera Gala

Royal Festival Hall, London

Wagner - Wach auf! from Die Meistersinger
Offenbach - Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann
Wagner - Bridal March from Lohengrin
Gounod - Soldiers' Chorus from Faust
Puccini - Te Deum from Tosca
Verdi - Brindisi from La Traviata
Mascagni - Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana
Wagner - Entry of the Guests from Tannhäuser
Puccini - Humming Chorus from Madam Butterfly
Verdi - Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco
Verdi - Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore
Bizet - Toreador Song from Carmen
Puccini - Nessun dorma from Turandot
Verdi - Grand March from Aida

Natasha Jouhl - soprano
Peter Auty - tenor
David Kempster - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stefan Bevier

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Stefan Bevier

8:00pm Thursday 31 August 2017

Music from the English Musical Renaissance

Marktkirche, Wiesbaden

Vaughan Williams - Te Deum in G
Wesley - Wash Me Throughly
Elgar - The Shower
Wood - Expectans Expectavi
Faulkes - Festival Prelude on 'Ein' feste Burg (organ)
Parry - Blest Pair of Sirens

Parry - I Was Glad
Stanford - Magnificat in C
Hollins - Concert Overture in C (organ)
Stanford - The Blue Bird
Stanford - For Lo, I Raise Up
Wood - O Thou, the Central Orb

Thomas Frank - organ

Philharmonia Chorus
conducted by Stefan Bevier

Marktkirche, Wiesbaden

2017 Rheingau Music Festival

Recorded by Deutschlandfunk for later transmission

7:00pm Saturday 2 September 2017

Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius

Basilica of the Kloster Eberbach, Eltville am Rhein

Kathryn Rudge - mezzo-soprano
Brenden Gunnell - tenor
Markus Eiche - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stefan Bevier

Symphoniker Hamburg
conducted by Paul McCreesh

Closing concert of the 2017 Rheingau Festival, dedicated to the memory of Sir Jeffrey Tate

Basilica of the Kloster Eberbach, Eltville am Rhein

8:00pm Friday 22 September 2017

Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé

Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle, Lille

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stefan Bevier

Orchestre National de Lille
conducted by Alexandre Bloch

Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle, Lille

Recorded by Mezzo for future transmission

6:30pm Saturday 23 September 2017

Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé

Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle, Lille

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stefan Bevier

Orchestre National de Lille
conducted by Alexandre Bloch

Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle, Lille

Recorded by Mezzo for future transmission

7:30pm Sunday 5 November 2017

Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Roland Wood - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Stefan Bevier

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Edward Gardner

Royal Festival Hall, London

Philharmonia Chorus 60th Anniversary Concert

Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for transmission on 28 November