Current season – 2017/2018

Our 2017/2018 season includes

J.S. Bach  Christmas Oratorio  Vladimir Jurowski
Beethoven  Symphony No. 9  Andrew Nethsingha
Bernstein  Chichester Psalms  Thierry Fischer
Fauré  Requiem  Oliver Gooch
Rossini  Stabat Mater  Carlos Miguel Prieto
Stravinsky  Ave Maria  Neville Creed
Stravinsky  Credo  Neville Creed
Stravinsky  Pater Noster  Neville Creed
Stravinsky  Perséphone  Thomas Adès
Stravinsky  Symphony of Psalms  Thierry Fischer
Tippett  A Child of our Time  Edward Gardner
Pēteris Vasks  Dona nobis pacem  Andrés Orozco-Estrada
Verdi  Requiem  Andrés Orozco-Estrada


Beethoven  Symphony No. 9
Saturday 23 September 2017
7.30 pm,  Royal Albert Hall

Andrew Nethsingha  conductor
Federico Colli  piano
Ailish Tynan  soprano
Justina Gringyte  mezzo-soprano
Robert Murray  tenor
David Wilson-Johnson  bass-baritone

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Beethoven   Piano Concerto No. 5
Beethoven   Symphony No. 9

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Rossini  Stabat Mater
Saturday 21 October 2017
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Carlos Miguel Prieto  conductor
Frank Dupree  piano
Joyce El-Khoury  soprano
Anna Stéphany  mezzo-soprano
Kang Wang  tenor
Michele Pertusi  bass-baritone

London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Beethoven  Piano Concerto No. 3
Rossini  Stabat Mater

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Pēteris Vasks  Dona nobis pacem
Wednesday 25 October 2017
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Andrés Orozco-Estrada  conductor
István Várdai  cello

London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Lay Vicars of Westminster Abbey
London Philharmonic Choir

Shostakovich  Cello Concerto No. 1
Pēteris Vasks  Dona nobis pacem
Gregorian Chant  Dies Irae
Rachmaninoff  Symphonic Dances*

* In co-operation with the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation.

The Lay Vicars of Westminster Abbey appear by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster.

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J.S. Bach  Christmas Oratorio
Saturday 16 December 2017
7.00 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Vladimir Jurowski  conductor
Maria Keohane  soprano
Anke Vondung  mezzo-soprano
Jeremy Ovenden  tenor
Stephan Loges  bass-baritone

London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

J.S. Bach  Christmas Oratorio

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"From the first cry of, “Jauchzet, frohlocket!” to the crisp placing of the final T in the last chorale, this was a performance in which the text was animated with energy, attention and love."
The Times

J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio,  Jurowski


J.S. Bach  Christmas Oratorio
Sunday 17 December 2017
8.00 pm,  Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Vladimir Jurowski  conductor
Maria Keohane  soprano
Anke Vondung  mezzo-soprano
Jeremy Ovenden  tenor
Stephan Loges  bass-baritone

London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

J.S. Bach  Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1–3)

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Classic Carols
Wednesday 20 December 2017
2.30 pm & 7.30 pm,  Royal Albert Hall

Toby Purser  conductor
Benedict Nelson  baritone
Alan Titchmarsh  presenter

London Concert Orchestra
Band of the Coldstream Guards
London Philharmonic Choir

Classic Carols

More info 2.30 pm More info 7.30 pm


Tippett   A Child of our Time
Monday 15 January 2018
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall
Fundraising Concert for the Refugee Council’s Children’s Services

Edward Gardner  conductor
Hilary Hahn  violin
Sophie Bevan  soprano
Alice Coote  mezzo-soprano
Toby Spence  tenor
Brindley Sherratt  bass
Judith Kerr  reader, special guest

Members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and friends
London Philharmonic Choir and friends

Mendelssohn  Violin Concerto
Tippett  A Child of our Time

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Stravinsky & Bernstein
Saturday 24 March 2018
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Thierry Fischer  conductor
Neville Creed  conductor*
Patricia Kopatchinskaja  violin
William Davies  treble

London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Stravinsky  Symphony of Psalms
Stravinsky  Violin Concerto
Stravinsky  Credo*
Stravinsky  Ave Maria*
Stravinsky  Pater Noster*
Bernstein  Chichester Psalms

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Stravinsky  Perséphone
Wednesday 11 April 2018
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Thomas Adès  conductor
Thomas Trotter  organ
Toby Spence  tenor
Dame Kristin Scott Thomas  narrator

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Trinity Boys Choir
London Philharmonic Choir

Thomas Adès  Suite from Powder Her Face*
Gerald Barry  Organ Concerto† (London première)
Stravinsky  Perséphone
Libretto by André Gide

Concert generously supported by Victoria Robey OBE.

* Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with the generous support of The Boltini Trust, Berliner Philharmoniker, Philadelphia Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall and Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

† Commissioned by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Southbank Centre, London, and Raidió Teilifís Éireann.

This performance is being broadcast live by BBC Radio 3 and will be available online in the UK for 30 days via iPlayer.

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Fauré  Requiem
Saturday 9 June 2018
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Oliver Gooch  conductor
Daniel Hope  violin
Keri Fuge  soprano
Duncan Rock  baritone

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Mendelssohn  Overture The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
Schubert  Symphony No.8 (Unfinished)
Bruch  Violin Concerto No. 1
Fauré  Requiem

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British Museum Summer Concert
Thursday 21 June 2018 &
Saturday 23 June 2018
7.30 pm,  Great Court, British Museum

Neville Creed  conductor
Tomos Xerri  harp
Alexandra Lomeiko  violin

London Philharmonic Choir

Dowland  Come Again
Paul Fincham  Awen* (world première)
James MacMillan  O Radiant Dawn
Stanford  The Blue Bird
John Rutter  A Gaelic Blessing
Tallis  If Ye Love Me

Plus traditional music including:
Ar Hyd y Nos
Loch Lomond
Londonderry Air
Molly Malone
O Waly, Waly
Suo Gân

* Commissioned by the British Museum for this concert series.

More info 21 Jun More info 23 Jun


Verdi  Requiem
Thursday 30 August 2018
7.30 pm,  Royal Albert Hall
Prom 64

Andrés Orozco-Estrada  conductor
Lise Davidsen  soprano
Karen Cargill  mezzo-soprano
Dmytro Popov  tenor
Tomasz Konieczny  bass

London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Verdi  Requiem

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