Current season – 2018/2019

Our 2018/2019 season includes

Berlioz  La damnation de Faust  Sir Mark Elder
Berlioz  Requiem  John Nelson
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  Requiem Canticles  Vladimir Jurowski
Stravinsky  Threni  Vladimir Jurowski


Poulenc & Orff
Saturday 13 October 2018
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Jérémie Rhorer  conductor
Louise Alder  soprano
Toby Spence  tenor
Simon Keenlyside  baritone

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Tiffin Boys’ Choir
London Philharmonic Choir

Poulenc  Stabat Mater
Orff  Carmina Burana

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Rossini  Petite messe solennelle
Saturday 27 October 2018
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

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

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"Under the Spanish conductor Gustavo Gimeno, the London Philharmonic Choir delivered Rossini’s not-too-solemn Mass settings with admirable fervour…"
Sunday Times

Rossini Petite messe solennelle,  Gimeno


Magnus Lindberg, Stravinsky & Janáček
Saturday 10 November 2018
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Vladimir Jurowski  conductor
Andrea Danková  soprano
Angharad Lyddon  mezzo-soprano
Vsevolod Grivnov  tenor
Maxim Mikhailov  bass

London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Debussy  Berceuse héroïque
Magnus Lindberg  Triumph to Exist (world première)*
Stravinsky  Requiem Canticles
Janáček  The Eternal Gospel

*Triumph to Exist is co-commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions (with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport), the Gulbenkian Orchestra and the Orchestra National de Lille.

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"…the London Philharmonic Choir on energetic form…"
The Guardian

Magnus Lindberg Triumph to Exist,  Jurowski


A Celebration of Christmas
Sunday 2 December 2018
3.00 pm,  Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Neville Creed  conductor

Soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Gabrieli  O Magnum Mysterium
Byrd  O Magnum Mysterium
Praetorius  In dulci jubilo
Cornelius  The Three Kings
Scheidt  Battle Suite
Schütz  Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt
Schütz  Hodie Christus Natus Est
Mathias  Sir Christèmas
Trad. arr. Wood  Ding Dong! Merrily on High
Niles arr. Harvey  I Wonder as I Wander
Trad. arr. Carter  Lord of the Dance
Iveson  A selection from Christmas Crackers
Rutter  Shepherd’s Pipe Carol
Lauridsen  O Magnum Mysterium
Trad. arr. Rutter  The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Stravinsky  Threni
Saturday 8 December 2018
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Vladimir Jurowski  conductor
Elizabeth Atherton  soprano
Maria Ostroukhova  mezzo-soprano
Sam Furness  tenor
Joel Williams  tenor
Theodore Platt  baritone
Joshua Bloom  bass

The Swingles*
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir**

Stravinsky  Variations (Aldous Huxley in Memoriam)
Stravinsky  Threni**
Stravinsky  Tango*
Berio  Sinfonia*

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Maxim Mikhailov.

Please note a change of artists from previously advertised.

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"This lateish choral work has a reputation for being tough, perhaps because its under-rehearsed early performances in Venice and Paris were so badly received.
Stravinsky needed the London Philharmonic Choir, who negotiated its angles and perils easily."

The Observer

Stravinsky Threni,  Jurowski


Grand Christmas Classics
Friday 14 December 2018
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Toby Purser  conductor
Natasha Jouhl  soprano
Alexander James Edwards  tenor
Matt Baker  presenter

London Concert Orchestra
Fanfare Trumpeters of the Band of the Coldstream Guards
London Philharmonic Choir

Grand Christmas Classics

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The Glory of Christmas
Friday 21 December 2018
7.30 pm,  Barbican Hall

John Pryce-Jones  conductor
Freddie Jemison  treble
David Butt Philip  tenor
Crispian Steele-Perkins  trumpet

London Concert Orchestra
Trinity Boys Choir
London Philharmonic Choir

The Glory of Christmas

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Mozart  Requiem
Friday 1 February 2019
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Neville Creed  conductor
Daniel Lebhardt  piano
Gemma Summerfield  soprano
Clare Presland  mezzo-soprano
David Webb  tenor
David Shipley  bass

Mozart Festival Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Mozart  Overture, The Magic Flute
Mozart  Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467
Mozart  Requiem

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Berlioz  The Damnation of Faust
Sunday 10 February 2019
5.00 pm,  The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sir Mark Elder  conductor
David Butt Philip  Faust
Rinat Shaham  Marguerite
David Soar  Brander
Laurent Naouri  Méphistophélès

Hallé
Hallé Choir
Hallé Children’s Choir
London Philharmonic Choir (male voices)
Leeds Philharmonic Chorus (male voices)
Trebles of the Hallé Youth Training Choir

Berlioz  La damnation de Faust

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Haydn  The Seasons
Saturday 2 March 2019
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Vladimir Jurowski  conductor
Sophie Bevan  soprano
Mark Padmore  tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams  bass-baritone

London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Choir

Haydn  The Seasons

Sung in English

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Berlioz  Requiem
Friday 8 March 2019
7.30 pm,  St Paul’s Cathedral

John Nelson  conductor
Michael Spyres  tenor

Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Chorus
London Philharmonic Choir

Berlioz  Requiem (Grande messe des morts)

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Orff  Carmina Burana
Friday 10 May 2019
7.30 pm,  Royal Festival Hall

Andrew Nethsingha  conductor
Federico Colli  piano
Louise Alder  soprano
Anthony Gregory  tenor
Nicholas Lester  baritone

Philharmonia Orchestra
City of Birmingham Choir
Trinity Boys Choir
London Philharmonic Choir

Glinka  Overture, Ruslan and Lyudmila
Rachmaninov  Piano Concerto No. 2
Orff  Carmina Burana

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