London Philharmonic Choir

Formed 1947
London Philharmonic Choir
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1947
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London Philharmonic Choir

Biography (Wikipedia)

The London Philharmonic Choir (LPC) is one of the leading independent British choirs in the United Kingdom based in London. The Patron is Princess Alexandra, The Hon Lady Ogilvy and Sir Mark Elder is President. The choir, comprising more than 200 members, holds charitable status and is governed by a committee of 6 elected directors. As a charity, its aims are to promote, improve, develop and maintain education in the appreciation of the art and science of music by the presentation of public concerts.

The LPC was formed in 1946 with Frederic Jackson as Chorus Master, for the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO). On 15 May 1947, The choir made its début with a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall under the baton of Victor De Sabata. Their first recording was of Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms with the LPO in 1947 followed by the first radio broadcast of Vaughan Williams' Sancta Civitas and Verdi's Stabat Mater in March 1948 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Throughout Jackson's tenure (1947–1969), the choir worked closely with the LPO and with major conductors and soloists of the period including Sir Adrian Boult, Eduard van Beinum, Dame Janet Baker, Peter Pears and Kathleen Ferrier. Despite funding cuts to the LPO in the 1950s, the choir maintained work by being engaged by other orchestras. By the mid 1960s LPC's performance standards were slipping and Jackson was invited to retire. His successor, John Alldis improved the standards of the choir and also encouraged the performance of contemporary works such as David Bedford's Star clusters, Nebulae and Places in Devon. The choir worked with Bernard Haitink and Sir John Pritchard during their time as LPO Principal conductors in the 1970s. A noted LPC recording called Sounds of Glory in 1976, now marketed as Praise - 18 Choral Masterpieces, has become the best-selling recording for the choir to date. In 1979, LPC undertook its first overseas tour to Germany.

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London Philharmonic Choir
Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven
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Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven
London Philharmonic Choir
Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven
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Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven
Karl Jenkins
Cantilena
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Cantilena

Cantilena

Orchestra
Adiemus Symphony Orchestra of Europe
Conductor
Hector Berlioz
Damnation of Faust, parts 3 & 4
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Damnation of Faust, parts 3 & 4
Hector Berlioz
Damnation of Faust, parts 1 & 2
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Damnation of Faust, parts 1 & 2
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Waves (A Sea Symphony)
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The Waves (A Sea Symphony)
Joseph Haydn
The Seasons: Winter
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The Seasons: Winter
Joseph Haydn
The Seasons: Autumn
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The Seasons: Autumn
Joseph Haydn
The Seasons: Summer
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The Seasons: Summer
Joseph Haydn
The Seasons: Spring
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The Seasons: Spring
London Philharmonic Choir
Brother James Air
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Brother James Air
Hector Berlioz
Grande Messe des morts (Rex tremendae majestatis)
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Grande Messe des morts (Rex tremendae majestatis)
London Philharmonic Choir
Hallelujah Chorus
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Hallelujah Chorus
London Philharmonic Choir
Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory
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Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Dona Nobis Pacem: Agnus Dei
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Dona Nobis Pacem: Agnus Dei
London Philharmonic Choir
O God Our Help In Ages Past
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O God Our Help In Ages Past
Hector Berlioz
'Christe, rex gloriae' from Te Deum
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'Christe, rex gloriae' from Te Deum

'Christe, rex gloriae' from Te Deum

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Orchestra
European Community Youth Orchestra
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Hubert Parry
The Soul's Ransom - section 2
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The Soul's Ransom - section 2
William Walton
Overture 'The Globe' (Henry V)
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Overture 'The Globe' (Henry V)
London Philharmonic Choir
Zadok The Priest
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Zadok The Priest
London Philharmonic Choir
Land of hope and glory
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Land of hope and glory
Gustav Mahler
Symphony no.2 (Resurrection)(excerpt)
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Symphony no.2 (Resurrection)(excerpt)
London Philharmonic Choir
All People That On Earth Do Dwell
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All People That On Earth Do Dwell
Giuseppe Verdi
Requiem
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Requiem
Ralph Vaughan Williams
5 Mystical Songs: III. Love bade me welcome
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5 Mystical Songs: III. Love bade me welcome
Ralph Vaughan Williams
A Sea Symphony: On the Beach at Night Alone
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A Sea Symphony: On the Beach at Night Alone
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Hugh's Song of the Road (A Cotswold Romance)
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Hugh's Song of the Road (A Cotswold Romance)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
5 Mystical songs, arr. for voice & keyboard [with chorus ad lib]
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5 Mystical songs, arr. for voice & keyboard [with chorus ad lib]

5 Mystical songs, arr. for voice & keyboard [with chorus ad lib]

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Soloists of The London Philharmonic Orchestra
Hector Berlioz
Judex Crederis, Te Deum Op.22
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Judex Crederis, Te Deum Op.22
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No 2 in C minor, 5th mvt.
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Symphony No 2 in C minor, 5th mvt.
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Sinfonia antartica (Symphony no.7) (1st mvt)
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Sinfonia antartica (Symphony no.7) (1st mvt)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Sancta civitas - oratorio for tenor, baritone, chorus and orchestra
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Sancta civitas - oratorio for tenor, baritone, chorus and orchestra
Gustav Holst
Neptune, the Mystic (The Planets, Op 32)
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Neptune, the Mystic (The Planets, Op 32)
Peteris Vasks
Dona nobis pacem
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Dona nobis pacem
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Proms 2019: Prom 66: John Luther Adams's In the Name of the Earth
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Oct
2019
London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner and Elza Van Den Heever
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK
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Oct
2019
London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski, Sofia Fomina, Sarah Connolly and Philharmonia Chorus
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK
26
Oct
2019
London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mark Elder and Bbc Symphony Chorus
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK
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Nov
2019
London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Marin Alsop and Roderick Williams
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK
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Apr
2020
London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK

Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 64: Verdi Requiem
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2018-08-30T05:56:46
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Aug
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 64: Verdi Requiem

Proms 2018: Prom 64: Verdi Requiem

Royal Albert Hall
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season: Berlioz's Grande messe des morts
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-11-13T05:56:46
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13
Nov
2016
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season: Berlioz's Grande messe des morts

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season: Berlioz's Grande messe des morts

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2016: Prom 13
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-07-24T05:56:46
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24
Jul
2016
Proms 2016: Prom 13

Proms 2016: Prom 13

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2015: Prom 69: Orff – Carmina burana
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Royal Albert Hall
2015-09-06T05:56:46
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6
Sep
2015
Proms 2015: Prom 69: Orff – Carmina burana

Proms 2015: Prom 69: Orff – Carmina burana

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2015: Prom 17: Hallé – Debussy, Vaughan Williams & Elgar
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Royal Albert Hall
2015-07-30T05:56:46
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30
Jul
2015
Proms 2015: Prom 17: Hallé – Debussy, Vaughan Williams & Elgar

Proms 2015: Prom 17: Hallé – Debussy, Vaughan Williams & Elgar

Royal Albert Hall

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