The Philharmonia Chorus appeared for the first time with conductor Vasily Petrenko at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 22 March, and joined soprano Ailish Tynan, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Mahler's Symphony No.2, 'Resurrection'.
The Philharmonia Chorus gave the world première of A Prussian Requiem by English composer John Powell on Sunday 6 March at the Royal Festival Hall with tenor Javier Camarena, baritone Ashley Riches and the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by José Serebrier.
John Powell is best known for his scores to motion pictures. Based in Los Angeles since 1997, he has composed the scores to over fifty feature films. A Prussian Requiem is an oratorio that commemorates the centenary of World War 1 has a libretto by Michael Petry.
The Philharmonia Chorus took part in a performance of Rossini's Stabat Mater at 7.30pm on Friday 26 February in the Iturbi Hall, Palau de la Música, Valencia.
The Chorus was joined by soprano Chen Reiss, mezzo-soprano Aurhelia Varak, tenor Sung Min Song and bass Daniel Kotlinski. The Orquesta de Valencia was conducted by Yaron Traub.
The concert was recorded by Spain's Radio Clásica for future broadcast.
Then do come to our Open Rehearsal on Wednesday 10 February at Gandhi Hall, Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 6AQ, on the corner of Fitzroy Street and Grafton Way - nearest tubes are Warren Street and Great Portland Street. The rehearsal is from 6.30 to 9pm, but we suggest that you turn up at 6.15pm to collect your music and say hello.
The rehearsal will be taken by our dynamic German Chorus Master, Stefan Bevier, and we will be rehearsing Rossini's Stabat Mater.
You are welcome to come to the whole rehearsal, or just part of it - there will be a break at 8pm. We would love to see you in the pub afterwards for a drink and a chat to Chorus members.
If this appeals, or if you have any questions, do contact our Personnel Manager Rosslyn Panatti by email - firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just turn up! We look forward very much to welcoming you.
The Philharmonia Chorus took part in a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the Royal Festival Hall, London on Tuesday 13 January, with soprano Natalya Romaniw, mezzo-soprano Anne-Marie Owens, tenor Robert Murray and bass Sir Willard White, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conduced by Michael Collins.
This was a charity performance is in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK. It was recorded by Classic FM, and was broadcast at 20.00 on Tuesday 20 January.
On Friday 18 December, the Philharmonia Chorus took part in a performance of Handel's Messiah in the Iturbi Hall, Palau de la Música, Valencia, with the Orquesta de Valencia conducted by our Chorus Master, Stefan Bevier.
All the soloists were drawn from our Professional Singers Scheme - Fleur de Bray (soprano), Claire Barnett-Jones (mezzo-soprano), Gyula Rab (tenor) and Ian Beadle (bass). Harpsichord continuo was provided by our accompanist, Timothy End.
The concert was by recorded by Radio Clásica for future transmission.