Handel - Messiah
Orquesta de Valencia conducted by Stefan BevierIturbi Hall, Palau de la Música, Valencia, 18 December 2015
Probably last night's concert was the best of the entire season at the Palau de la Música.
If something enchanted for its quality and perfection, it was without doubt (and the audience promptly recognised it), the Philharmonia Chorus. In the good hands of Stefan Bevier and with excellent technical command, the four sections conveyed the protagonists with perfect details of execution, as well producing the most homogeneous fortes and the most subtle pianos, adding to the drama, the character, the expression, displaying perfect tuning, solidity, and showing a professionalism that left behind, by far, all the choirs we have seen during the season at the Palau.
Sixto Ferrero, La Veu, http://www.laveupv.com/17415
Mozart - RequiemEnglish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Robin Newton
Royal Festival Hall, London, 25 September 2015
The outstanding Philharmonia Chorus sustained his ambition marvelously. Superbly drilled, they were crisp and incisive with the male voices particularly noteworthy. Their position on the upper tiers of the orchestral podium, rather than the vacant choir seats above them, enhanced an already intense interaction with the audience.
Martin Fraenkel, ionarts.blogspot.com