O fortuna! The Philharmonia’s rousing performance of Carl Orff’s towering choral masterpiece is destined to give you chills.
The full force of the orchestra backs up the monumental harmony of over 200 voices and three internationally acclaimed soloists in this performance of Orff’s unforgettable masterwork.
Rossini: Overture, William Tell
Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor
Orff: Carmina Burana
One of the top orchestras in the UK. Since its formation in 1945 it has made thousands of recordings, as well as giving over 100 concerts per year.
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Hilary Davan Wetton
A noted presenter on Classical FM who uses his skills to introduce people to classical music.
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It's difficult to pinpoint the moment when a child prodigy makes the transition from being a rapidly rising star to an established performer. For anyone who hears teenager Chloe Hanslip perform, the message is simple - she's arrived! Chloe has recorded highly acclaimed CDs with the London Symphony Orchestra and won the award of Young British Classical Performer 2003 at the Classical Brit awards. She has performed as soloist with, amongst others, the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Halle, Royal Scottish National, Malaysian Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony and Seattle Symphony orchestras.
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Welsh soprano, Fflur Wyn, graduated with a B.Mus(Hons). and Dip.RAM from the Royal Academy of Music London, where she studied with Beatrice Unsworth and Clara Taylor. She is the recipient of many awards and scholarships which include First Prize and Audience Prize at the National Handel Competition, the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary, the London Welsh Young Singer of the Year, the Bryn Terfel Scholarship and the MOCSA Young Welsh Singer Prize.
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London-born tenor, Oliver Johnston is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music where has won many awards, including a Countess of Munster Scholarship and the prestigious Maidment Scholarship. He is generously supported by the Sickle Foundation, The Mills Williams Foundation and the Josephine Baker Trust. Operatic performances include Melchior in the world premiere of Wakening Shadow with the London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Jurowski; the tenor sailor Billy Budd in New York with Sir Mark Elder; Stroh Intermezzo for Garsington Opera; and Giuseppe La Traviata, Wirt Der Rosenkavalier (cover) and Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi for Glyndebourne Opera. Other roles include Pedrillo Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Sellem The Rake's Progress, Rodolfo La Bohème, title role Albert Herring, and Pylade Iphigénie en Tauride. A keen recitalist, Oliver has performed at London's Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, the London Handel Festival and the Chichester Festival. Oliver recently recorded a previously unheard Schubert cantata as part of BBC Radio 3 Schubertiade Series. Engagements this season and beyond include Ferrando Cosi fan tutte (cover) for Scottish Opera, Second Nazarene Salome for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and debuts for the Opéra national de Bordeaux and Opera North.
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Highgate Choral Society
One of London's leading amateur choirs and one of the longest established in Britain, having celebrated their 130th anniversary in 2008.
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New London Children's Choir
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Royal Festival Hall
- Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
- South Bank
- SE1 8XX