About the Choir
The London Philharmonic Choir was founded in 1947 as the chorus for the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Working under conductors such as Boulez, Elder, Gatti, Haitink, Jurowski, Masur, Nézet-Séguin, Norrington, Rattle, Solti, Tennstedt and Welser-Möst, the Choir has always met with critical acclaim. Now widely regarded as one of the nation’s finest choirs, we perform regularly with the LPO and other world-class orchestras at major venues and festivals throughout the year.
From time to time we tour abroad – recently to Budapest, Paris, Lucerne, Rome, Athens, Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, the Canary Islands, and further afield to Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Perth. In January 2004 we were invited to sing in the Vatican’s Papal Concert of Reconciliation. We have also built up an impressive discography throughout our history and continue to participate in recordings for CD, radio and television.
Our standards are high, but it’s not all hard work – we’re a very friendly and relaxed choir, enjoying not only the singing but a bit of socialising too. You’ll find out more about what we do – including information about joining us – on the following pages.
"The orchestral playing was wonderfully vibrant, and the choral singing outstandingly secure and controlled throughout, the polyphony crystal clear over a wide dynamic range."
Concerts in 2018 and 2019 include
Bernstein Chichester Psalms Thierry Fischer
Fauré Requiem Oliver Gooch
Haydn The Seasons Vladimir Jurowski
Janáček The Eternal Gospel Vladimir Jurowski
Magnus Lindberg Triumph to Exist Vladimir Jurowski
Mozart Requiem Neville Creed
Orff Carmina Burana Andrew Nethsingha
Orff Carmina Burana Jérémie Rhorer
Poulenc Stabat Mater Jérémie Rhorer
Rossini Petite messe solennelle Gustavo Gimeno
Stravinsky Ave Maria Neville Creed
Stravinsky Credo Neville Creed
Stravinsky Pater Noster Neville Creed
Stravinsky Perséphone Thomas Adès
Stravinsky Requiem Canticles Vladimir Jurowski
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms Thierry Fischer
Stravinsky Threni Vladimir Jurowski
Tippett A Child of our Time Edward Gardner
Verdi Requiem Andrés Orozco-Estrada
Gustavo Gimeno conductor
Elizabeth Watts soprano
Sara Mingardo contralto
Kenneth Tarver tenor
Luca Pisaroni bass-baritone
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir
Rossini Petite messe solennelle