Recordings & broadcasts

Awen

Paul Fincham’s Awen was commissioned by the British Museum in 2018. We gave the first performance in the Great Court under our artistic director Neville Creed on that year’s summer solstice. Here is our virtual performance marking 2020’s summer solstice and #MakeMusicDayUK.

Our most recent broadcast

Elgar The Dream of Gerontius with the LPO under Edward Gardner: our Royal Festival Hall performance with the Choir of Clare College Cambridge from March 2011 – Radio 3 on Tuesday 14 April at 7.30pm (available for one month).

Some earlier highlights

Berlioz Requiem with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus under John Nelson – live stream on Medici TV (Premium) and Mezzo TV (Subscription) on Friday 8 March 2019 at 7.30pm.

September 2015’s performance of Taneyev’s John of Damascus with the LPO under Vladimir Jurowski is also available to hear on InstantEncore.

Recordings

The Choir has recorded extensively over its 70 years beginning with Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms with the LPO under Ernest Ansermet in 1947.

Recently released CDs with the London Philharmonic Orchestra include the Dvořák Requiem conducted by Neeme Järvi, Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Holst’s The Planets Suite and Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross under Vladimir Jurowski.

Earlier recordings have included Oussama Rahbani’s specially commissioned work Poeme Symphonique written for the opening of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, combining the LPO and Lebanese musicians under the baton of Ion Marin; and Kurt Masur’s critically acclaimed War Requiem performed in 2005 on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.

List of recordings by date (pdf)

All recordings on the LPO’s own label are available online from the LPO.

Recording covers

"Jurowski, with the LPO and its fabulous choir, offers the best of both worlds, juxtaposing the original instrumental movements with the later choral versions."

Haydn  Seven Last Words,  Vladimir Jurowski

Financial Times

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