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

Messiah at Christmas in the Royal Albert Hall

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

Mahler's Symphony No.8 in the Royal Albert Hall

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On Sunday 23 October, the Philharmonia Chorus took part in a performance of Mahler's Eighth Symphony in the Royal Albert Hall, part of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Mahler cycle. The Chorus joined sopranos Sarah Wegener, Jacquelyn Wagner and Regula Mühlemann, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, contralto Claudia Huckle, tenor Vincent Wolfsteiner, baritone Benedict Nelson, bass James Platt, The City of London Choir, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Tiffin Boys Choir and Schola Cantorum of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School. The performance was conducted by Vasily Petrenko.

Mozart Mass in C minor in Lille

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On Thursday 13 October and Friday 14 October, the Philharmonia Chorus took part in two performances of Mozart's Mass in C minor in the Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle in Lille. The Chorus joined sopranos Lydia Teuscher and Ruby Hughes, tenor Andrew Tortise and baritone Andreas Wolf. The Orchestre National de Lille was conducted by Jan Willem de Vriend.

The event was recorded by France's Radio Classique, and can be seen on the Orchestre National de Lille's You Tube channel here.

Britten's War Requiem with Vasily Petrenko

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On Thursday 26 May, sixty years after its premiere in Coventry, the Philharmonia Chorus joined soprano Lyubov Petrova, tenor Andrew Staples, baritone Dietrich Henschel, the Temple Church Choir and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall. Vasily Petrenko conducted. All proceeds from the performance were donated to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Mahler 2 with Santtu-Matias Rouvali

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On Wednesday 8 June the Philharmonia Chorus took part in a performance of Mahler's' Second Symphony at the Royal Festival Hall with soprano Mari Eriksmoen, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, and the Philharmonia Orchestra. The performance was conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali, and was broadcast live by BBC Radio 3.

Jack Lee joins the Young Artist Programme at Wiener Staatsoper

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Jack Lee, who has been a member of the Philharmonia Chorus Student Scheme since 2017, has accepted an invitation to join the highly prestigious Young Artist Programme of the Wiener Staatsoper in September. A recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Jack has taken part in many concerts with the Chorus over the past few years, and took part in the Chorus's Masterclass on Handel with Ann Murray DBE in 2018. We wish him every success in Vienna.