Patron: His Majesty King Charles III
Chorus Master: Gavin Carr
Accompanist: Timothy End
Arts Council England

Mahler's Third Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall

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On Thursday 27 April, the Philharmonia Chorus joined mezzo-soprano Hannah Hipp, the Tiffin Boys Choir, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Mahler's Third Symphony. The performance was conducted by orchestra's principal conductor, Vasily Petrenko.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in Concert

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These screenings saw the music of Middle-earth come to life, with Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore's epic score performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the Philharmonia Chorus, Trinity Boys Choir, and mezzo-soprano Kaitlyn Lusk. The performances were conducted by Ludwig Wicki. There were five showings over three days, 22-24 September 2024.

Mahler's Second Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall

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On Thursday 30 March the Philharmonia Chorus took part in a performance of Symphony No.2 'Resurrection', as part of the orchestra's Mahler's cycle. The Chorus joined soprano Elizabeth Watts and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, and the performance was conducted by the RPO's principal conductor, Vasily Petrenko.

Easter at King's
Dvořák's Stabat Mater on Good Friday

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On Good Friday, 7 April, the Philharmonia Chorus took part in a performance of Dvořák Stabat Mater in the Chapel of King's College Cambridge. The Chorus was join soprano Ailish Tynan, mezzo-soprano Catherine Wyn Rogers, tenor Daniel Norman and bass William Thomas, and the BBC Concert Orchestra. The performance was conducted by Daniel Hyde, and the concert forms part of the 2023 Easter at King's Festival.

The concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and will be available on BBC Sounds for 30 days after the concert.

Handel's Messiah at
St James's Sussex Gardens

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On Saturday 10 December the Philharmonia Chorus performed Part 1 of Handel's Messiah in St James's Sussex Gardens in London. The solos in this concert were sung by members of the Philharmonia Chorus Student Scheme. Our Student Scheme is the first rung on the professional ladder for students of singing at music colleges and universities. In addition to performing as members of the Chorus in concerts, opportunities for solo performances arise from time to time, as in this concert. Accompaniment was provided by Timothy End, and the performance was conducted by Gavin Carr.

Messiah at Christmas in the Royal Albert Hall

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The Philharmonia Chorus returned to the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 14 December 2022 with two seasonal performances of Handel's Messiah. The Chorus were joined by soprano Ella Taylor, mezzo-soprano Angharad Lyddon, tenor Zwakele Tshabalala and bass William Thomas. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was conducted by Eduardo Strausser.