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Performer: London Symphony Chorus


The London Symphony Chorus is one of the UK's leading choirs, performing regularly at the Barbican and other venues.

Formed in 1966 to complement the work of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chorus consists of over 160 amateur singers from all walks of life. Whilst maintaining a close association with the LSO, the London Symphony Chorus partners with other leading orchestras around the world.

From its creation the Chorus, under the direction of eminent musicians including John Alldis, Arthur Oldham, Richard Hickox, Stephen Westrop, Joseph Cullen and from August 2012 Simon Halsey, has continued to expand its wide repertoire of music including the commissioning of new works.

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AmsterdamMarc Albrecht conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 8

© Elmer van der Marel
Mahler: Symphony no. 8 in E flat major "Symphony of a Thousand"
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; WDR Rundfunkchor Köln; London Symphony Chorus; MDR Radio Choir Leipzig

LondonPuccini Mass

Ponchielli, Verdi, Puccini
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Antonio Pappano; London Symphony Chorus; Simon Halsey

LondonIves' Symphony No.4

Beethoven, Ives
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Mark Elder; Kirill Gerstein; London Symphony Chorus; Simon Halsey

LondonArtist Portrait: Daniil Trifonov

Ives, Beethoven
London Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas; Daniil Trifonov; London Symphony Chorus; Simon Halsey

LondonThe Cunning Little Vixen

Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen
Sir Simon Rattle; Peter Sellars; Gerald Finley; Lucy Crowe; Sophia Burgos; Sir Willard White
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Rattle and the LSO on toe-tapping form

Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
Dance, jazz and Latin rhythms were all present in this programme, which rolled back the years to Rattle's early years. 
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Bernstein's Candide semi-staged by the LSO

Sir Thomas Allen with the Inquisition © Mark Allan
Jane Archibald gave possibly the most dazzling account of Cunegonde's music that I’ve heard. 
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MacMillan première outgunned by Shostakovich

Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
It’s always a heart-warming sight to see so many young people at the Barbican as members of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain shared the stage with equal composure as the London Symphony Chorus and string players from the LSO.
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The Bohemians and Britten: Simon Rattle/LSO

Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Simon Rattle, Alice Coote and the LSO © Doug Peters | PA Wire
There was a tingle to this concert, as if musicians and audience alike saw clearly for the first time what riches lie ahead.
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Prom 48: Rattle and the LSO play Ravel

Magdalena Kožená in L'Enfant et les sortilèges © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Neither Simon Rattle nor Magdalena Kožena could resist a tendency to add sentiment.
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