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Wed 20 Mar at 19:30

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Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
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Dvořák, Symphony no. 8 in G major, Op.88
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 10 in E minor, Op.93
Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra
Thu 21 Mar at 19:30

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Haitink at 90: Mahler's Symphony No.4
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Dvořák, Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53
Mahler, Symphony no. 4 in G major
Isabelle Faust, Violin
Sally Matthews, Soprano
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Sun 24 Mar at 18:00

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Poem of Ecstasy
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Lang, Public Domain (Performed in the foyers)
Manoury, Ring
Shin, New work (World première)
Scriabin, Le Poème de l'extase (The Poem of Ecstasy), Op.54
François-Xavier Roth, Conductor
Simon Halsey, Conductor
Wed 27 Mar at 18:30

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Strauss R., Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks), Op.28
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 1 in F minor, Op.10
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Thu 28 Mar at 19:30

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Russian Roots
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Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, Op.30
Balakirev, Oriental Fantasy, "Islamey", Op.18 (Orch. Casella)
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 1 in F minor, Op.10
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Sun 31 Mar at 19:00

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Damrau sings Strauss
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Strauss R., Don Juan, Op.20
Bell, The Hidden Place
Strauss R., Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks), Op.28
Strauss R., Capriccio: Moonlight music and final scene
Diana Damrau, Soprano
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Mon 1 Apr at 19:30

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Khatia Buniatishvili in recital
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Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 21 in B flat major, D.960
Liszt, Ständchen no. 7 (transcribed from Schubert's Schwanengesang)
Liszt, Gretchen am spinnrade, D 558 no. 8 (transcribed from Schubert D 118)
Liszt, Erlkönig (transcribed from Schubert), S 558 no.4
Liszt, Transcendental Études, S 139: no. 4 Mazeppa
Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody no. 6 in D flat major, S 244/6
Khatia Buniatishvili, Piano
Fri 5 Apr at 18:30

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Handel: Semele The English Concert
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Handel, Semele (Concert performance)
Harry Bicket, Conductor
Brenda Rae, Semele
Elizabeth DeShong, Ino, Juno
Soloman Howard, Somnus, Cadmus
Christopher Lowrey, Athamas
Benjamin Hulett, Jupiter
Ailish Tynan, Iris
The English Concert
Clarion Choir
Sat 6 Apr at 19:30

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BBC SO Total Immersion Lili and Nadia Boulanger - orchestral works
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Boulanger, Psalm 24: La terre appartient à l'Eternel
Boulanger, Vieille Priere Bouddhique
Boulanger, Faust et Helene
Boulanger, Fantaisie variée, for piano and orchestra
Boulanger, Psalm 130 "Du fond de l'abime"
Alexandra Dăriescu, Piano
Katarina Dalayman, Soprano
James Way, Tenor
Kostas Smoriginas, Bass-baritone
BBC Symphony Chorus
James Gaffigan, Conductor
Wed 10 Apr at 19:30

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Shostakovich: The Year 1957
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Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.102
Shostakovich, Eleven Variations on a Theme by Glinka for piano, Op.104a (piano only)
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 11 in G minor "The year 1905", Op.103
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Alexei Volodin, Piano
Thu 11 Apr at 19:30

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A Sheen of Dew on Flowers
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Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 3 in A minor, "Scottish", Op.56
Talbot, A Sheen of Dew on Flowers (world première)
Britten Sinfonia
Natalie Murray Beale, Conductor
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Sun 14 Apr at 19:00

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Ives' Symphony No.4
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Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37
Ives, Symphony no. 2
Kirill Gerstein, Piano
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Wed 17 Apr at 19:30

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Tippett, Szymanowski and Debussy
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Tippett, The Rose Lake
Szymanowski, Violin Concerto no. 1, Op.35
Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Suite
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, Violin
Fri 19 Apr at 15:00

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Handel's Brockes-Passion
Handel's Brockes-Passion
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Handel, Brockes Passion, HWV 48
Richard Egarr, Director
Tim Mead, Countertenor
Robert Murray, Tenor
Cody Quattlebaum, Baritone
Choir of the AAM
Academy of Ancient Music
Thu 25 Apr at 19:30

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Ravel, Rapsodie espagnole
Ravel, Boléro
Ravel, L'Heure espagnole
François-Xavier Roth, Conductor
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Torquemada
Isabelle Druet, Concepción
Thomas Dolié, Ramiro
Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Gonzalve
Nicolas Courjal, Don Iñigo Gomez
Fri 26 Apr at 19:30

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Elgar and Dvorak
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Elgar, Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61
Dvořák, Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op.70
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Wed 1 May at 19:30

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Birtwistle Première
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Birtwistle, New work * (World première)
Adams, Harmonielehre
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Fri 3 May at 19:30

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Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
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Stravinsky, Funeral Song, Op.5
Shostakovich, Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99
Stravinsky, Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Igor Yuzefovich, Violin
Sun 5 May at 19:00

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Berlioz 150: Symphonie fantastique
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Adams, Harmonielehre
Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, Op.14
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Wed 8 May at 19:30

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Mahler's Fifth Symphony
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Britten, Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20
Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Sat 11 May at 19:30

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Golijov and John Adams
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Thomas, Radiant Circles
Golijov, Oceana
Adams, Naive and Sentimental Music
Joana Carneiro, Conductor
Nora Fischer, Soprano
BBC Symphony Chorus
Wed 15 May at 19:30

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Raymond Yiu, Britten and Shostakovich
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Yiu, The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured
Britten, Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, song cycle, Op.31
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 1 in F minor, Op.10
David Robertson, Conductor
Martin Owen, French horn
Anthony Gregory, Tenor
Thu 16 May at 19:30

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Benjamin Grosvenor in recital
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Schumann, Blumenstück in D flat major, Op.19
Schumann, Kreisleriana, Op.16
Janáček, Piano Sonata 1. X. 1905 "From the Street"
Prokofiev, Visions Fugitives, Op.22
Liszt, Réminiscences de Norma, S 394
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
Mon 20 May at 19:30

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Magdalena Kožená and Yefim Bronfman in recital
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Brahms, Selected songs
Mussorgsky, Selected songs from The Nursery (Detskaya)
Shostakovich, Satires (Pictures of the Past), Five Romances on Verses by Chorny, Op.109
Bartók, Falun (Village Scenes)
Magdalena Kožená, Mezzo-soprano
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Tue 21 May at 19:30

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Beethoven Symphony Cycle: Nos 7 & 8
Beethoven Symphony Cycle: Nos 7 & 8
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Barry, Dead March
Beethoven, Symphony no. 8 in F major, Op.93
Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Adès, Conductor
Thu 23 May at 20:00

Barbican Hall, London

Lasso: Lagrime di San Pietro
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de Lassus, Lagrime di San Pietro
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon, Conductor
Peter Sellars, Director
James F. Ingalls, Lighting Designer
Danielle Domingue Sumi, Costume Designer
Fri 24 May at 19:30

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Larcher and Mahler
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Larcher, Chiasma for orchestra (UK premiére)
Mahler, Symphony no. 7
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Sat 25 May at 19:30

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Orchestra of Santa Cecilia / Sir Antonio Pappano
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Mahler, Symphony no. 6 in A minor "Tragic"
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Sun 26 May at 19:30

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Beethoven Symphony Cycle: No. 9
Beethoven Symphony Cycle: No. 9
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Barry, The Eternal Recurrence
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Adès, Conductor
Claudia Boyle, Soprano
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Thu 30 May at 19:30

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Concerto for Orchestra
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Cage, The Seasons
Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
Julia Fischer, Violin
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
Fri 31 May at 18:30

Barbican Hall, London

Handel: Agrippina - Il Pomo d’Oro with Joyce DiDonato
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Handel, Agrippina (Concert performance)
Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor, Harpsichord
Joyce DiDonato, Agrippina
Kathryn Lewek, Poppea
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Ottone
Franco Fagioli, Nerone
Luca Pisaroni, Claudio
Andrea Mastroni, Pallante
Jakub Józef Orliński, Narciso
Sun 2 Jun at 10:00

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Discovery Day: Charles Ives
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Sun 2 Jun at 19:00

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Artist Portrait: Daniil Trifonov
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Ives, New England Holidays
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Daniil Trifonov, Piano
Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Mon 3 Jun at 19:30

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Murray Perahia in recital
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Unknown, to be announced
Murray Perahia, Piano
Thu 6 Jun at 19:30

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One Night, One Thousand and One Stories
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Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, symphonic suite, Op.35
Elim Chan, Conductor
LSO Discovery Groups
Sat 8 Jun at 19:30

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Donizetti: Il paria
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Donizetti, Il paria (Concert performance)
Opera Rara
Sir Mark Elder, Conductor
Albina Shagimuratova, Neala
Celso Albelo, Idamore
Davide Luciano, Zarete
Marko Mimica, Akebare
Kathryn Rudge, Zaide
Thomas Atkins, Empsaele
Opera Rara Chorus
Britten Sinfonia
Sun 9 Jun at 19:00

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Mattison, New work * (World première)
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.23
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, symphonic suite, Op.35
Alice Sara Ott, Piano
Elim Chan, Conductor
Mon 10 Jun at 19:30

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Artist Portrait: Daniil Trifonov
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Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 18 in E flat major "Hunt", Op.31 no.3
Prokofiev, Piano Sonata no. 8 in B flat major, Op.84
Daniil Trifonov, Piano
Fri 14 Jun at 19:30

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Bach: Mass in B minor Collegium Vocale Gent
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Bach, Mass in B minor, BWV232
Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe, Conductor
Dorothée Mields, Soprano
Hana Blažíková, Soprano
Alex Potter, Countertenor
Thomas Hobbs, Tenor
Sun 16 Jun at 19:00

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Artist Portrait: Daniil Trifonov
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Beethoven, Egmont, Op.84: Overture
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 1 in C minor for piano, trumpet and string orchestra, Op.35
Berlioz, Harold en Italie, Op.16
Daniil Trifonov, Piano
Philip Cobb, Trumpet
Antoine Tamestit, Viola
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Thu 20 Jun at 19:30

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Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Grainger, Lincolnshire Posy
Bruckner, Symphony no. 4 in E flat major, "Romantic", WAB 104
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Guildhall School Musicians
Jun 27, 29

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The Cunning Little Vixen
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Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen (Semi-staged)
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Peter Sellars, Director
Gerald Finley, Forester
Lucy Crowe, Vixen
Sophia Burgos, Fox
Sir Willard White, Badger, Parson
Peter Hoare, Mosquito, Rooster, Schoolmaster
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Ben Zamora, Lighting Designer
Nick Hillel, Video designer
Thu 4 Jul at 19:00

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Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (in concert)
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Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Richard Egarr, Director
Martin Lloyd-Evans, Director
Academy of Ancient Music
Sat 14 Sep at 19:30

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Season Opening
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Howard, New work (World premiere)
Matthews C., Violin Concerto
Walton, Symphony no. 1 in B flat minor
Leila Josefowicz, Violin
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Sun 15 Sep at 19:00

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Rattle: Roots & Origins
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Messiaen, Éclairs sur l'au-delà, "Flashes of the Beyond"
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Sep 18, 19

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Rattle: Roots & Origins
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Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.83
Rachmaninov, Symphony no. 2 in E minor, Op.27
Emanuel Ax, Piano
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Thu 3 Oct at 19:30

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BBC Symphony Orchestra: Miss Julie in concert
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Alwyn, Miss Julie
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Kenneth Richardson, Director
Anna Patalong, Miss Julie
Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Kristin
Samuel Sakker, Ulrik
Duncan Rock, Jean
Thu 10 Oct at 19:30

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Pictures at an Exhibition
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Kodály, Háry János orchestral suite
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op.18
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
Simon Trpčeski, Piano
Alain Altinoglu, Conductor
Mon 14 Oct at 19:30

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The Sixteen: Le grand inconnu
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MacMillan, The Sun Danced (UK première)
MacMillan, Symphony no. 5 "Le grand inconnu"
The Sixteen
Genesis Sixteen
Harry Christophers, Conductor
Britten Sinfonia
Sun 20 Oct at 19:00

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Gardiner: Czech Roots
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Janáček, The Ballad of Blaník
Dvořák, The Golden Spinning Wheel, Symphonic poem, Op.109
Janáček, Glagolitic Mass (1927 version, ed Wingfield)
Pavla Vykopalová, Soprano
Lucie Hilscherová, Mezzo-soprano
Aleš Briscein, Tenor
Jan Martiník, Bass
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor