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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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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

ParisJanácek: La petite renarde rusée

Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen
Sir Simon Rattle; Peter Sellars; Gerald Finley; Lucy Crowe; Sophia Burgos; Anna Lapkovskaja

LondonProm 44: Belshazzar’s Feast

Koechlin, Varèse, Walton
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle; Gerald Finley; Orféo Català; Cor infantil de l'Orfeó Català; London Symphony Chorus

LondonProm 66: In The Name of the Earth

Adams: In the Name of the Earth
Unknown; BBC Symphony Chorus; Crouch End Festival Chorus; Hackney Empire Community Choir
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Smouldering Beethoven and barnstorming Ives from Elder and the LSO

Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Plenty of mustard with Ives' beguiling Americana and intelligent Beethoven from Kirill Gerstein.
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LSO Futures: A mixed night of mostly new music at the Barbican

Simon Halsey conducting the public domain © Doug Peters
The LSO Futures season presented a programme of alternately effective, un-engaging and overpowering music at the Barbican.
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Pappano and the LSO bring the Italians out of the opera pit

Sir Antonio Pappano © Musacchio & Ianniello
An evening of three Italian opera composers on the concert platform, crowned with a glowing performance of Puccini's rarely heard Messa di Gloria.
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Albrecht’s Mahler 8 is a fierce struggle for redemption

Marc Albrecht © Marco Borggreve
Leading five choirs, fine soloists and a glowing Netherlands Philharmonic, conductor Marc Albrecht emphasised the human struggle in a highly dramatic performance of Mahler’s mammoth eighth symphony.
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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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