London Symphony Chorus
President Sir Colin Davis CH
President Emeritus André Previn KBE
Vice Presidents Claudio Abbado, Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor Emeritus Richard Hickox CBE
Chorus Director Joseph Cullen
Chairman James Warbis
Accompanist Roger Sayer
‘The LSC delivered a performance that emphatically demonstrated why they are world class … as close to perfection as anyone is likely to hear’ Denver Post
The London Symphony Chorus was formed in 1966. It has a broad repertoire and has commissioned works from Sir John Tavener, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Michael Berkeley and Jonathan Dove.
The Chorus tours extensively throughout Europe and has visited Israel, Australia, the Far East and the USA. Since September 2006 it has appeared in New York performing Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 with the LSO under Bernard Haitink, in Denver where it performed Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra under Lawrence Golan, in Lille, Douai and Paris performing Mahler’s Symphony No 3 with the ONL under Jean-Claude Casadesus, and in Bremen where it performed Mendelssohn’s Lobegesang and Brahms’s Schicksalslied with the Bremen Philharmonic under Fabrice Bollon.
The Chorus has an extensive discography, including many recordings with Richard Hickox. Its latest collaborations with Sir Colin Davis and the LSO on LSO Live are Sibelius’s Kullervo, Verdi’s Falstaff which won the ‘Best Opera Recording’ Grammy, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius and Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 with Bernard Haitink.
While maintaining special links with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chorus has partnered many other orchestras in the UK, including the Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, CBSO, BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Internationally, it has worked with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Vienna Philharmonic.
Forthcoming performances include concerts with the LSO under Sir Colin Davis, Richard Hickox, Valery Gergiev and Yan Pascal Tortelier.
The London Symphony Chorus is always interested in recruiting new members, welcoming applications from singers of all backgrounds, subject to an audition. For further information call Helen Lawford, Auditions Secretary, on 020 8504 0295 or apply online at www.lsc.org.uk.
London Symphony Chorus
Soprano Esther Arnold, Kerry Baker, Carol Capper, Jenny Chant, Ann Cole, Vicky Collis*, Debra Colvin, Shelagh Connolly, Lucy Craig, Emma Craven, Susan Crocker, Anna Daventry, Gabrielle Edwards, Kate Faber, Lorna Flowers, Eileen Fox, Gabriella Galgani, Kate Gardner, Rachel Gibbon, Fulva Giust, Jane Goddard, Elizabeth Graham, Deborah Grant, Joanna Gueritz, Carolin Harvey, Lucy Heyman, Emily Hoffnung*, Gladys Hosken, Claire Hussey, Katrina Hyde, Sarah Illingworth, Debra Jones*, Rachel Kingston, Helen Lawford*, Cinde Lee, Rachael Leggett, Sophie Lloyd, Clare Lorimer, Fiona MacDonald, Meg Makower, Alison Marshall, Flora Medlicott, Clara Meloni, Jane Morley, Jeannie Morrison, Dorothy Nesbit, Jennifer Norman, Emily Norton, Jane O’Regan, Maggie Owen, Varuni Paranavitane, Emma Pauncefort, Margaret Pearman, Ann Pfeiffer, Susan Pollard, Carole Radford, Mikiko Ridd, Stephanie Rumpelt, Hye Won Sa, Melissa Scott, Liz Smith, Amanda Thomas, Katharine Turner, Julia Warner, Ruth Wheal, Zoe Williams, Mary Withall, Caryl Wright Alto Primrose Arnander, Sarah Baird, Mary Baker*, Sarah Biggs, Elizabeth Boyden, Jo Buchan*, Alexis Calice, Jane Cargin, Sarah Castleton, Glynis Charrot, Rosemary Chute, Margery Cohen, Yvonne Cohen, Elizabeth Cole, Genevieve Cope, Jane Crawford, Janette Daines, Zoe Davis, Maggie Donnelly, Diane Dwyer, Linda Evans, Lydia Frankenburg, Amanda Freshwater, Christina Gibbs, Amanda Holden, Dee Home, Valerie Hood, Elisabeth Iles, Sue Jones, Jenny Kennedy, Vanessa Knapp, Gillian Lawson, Susan Lee, Selena Lemalu, Catherine Lenson, Belinda Liao, Suzanne Louvell, Anne Loveluck, Etsuko Makita, Barbara Marchbank, Liz McCaw, Aoife McInerney, Siu-wai Ng, Helen Palmer, Lucy Reay, Clare Rowe, Betty Rueda, Rachel Sloan, Lis Smith, Jane Steele, Suleen Syn, Claire Trocmé, Curzon Tussaud, Emma Vallender, Tricia Wallis, Sharon Willmott, Judith Youdell, Mimi Zadeh Tenor David Aldred, Paul Allatt, Robin Anderson, Martin Bishop, Conway Boezak, Lorne Cuthbert, John Farrington, Shin Han, John Harding, Suen Tsi Ho, Warwick Hood, Gareth Humphreys*, Anthony Instrall, David Leonard, Chris Manasseh, John Marks, Simon Marsh, Alastair Mathews, John Moses, Malcolm Nightingale, Panos Ntourntoufis, Stuart Packford, Eric Phillips, Harold Raitt, Kevin Rigg, Peter Sedgwick, Graham Steele, Takeshi Stokoe, Richard Street, John Streit, Anthony Stutchbury, Malcolm Taylor, Owen Toller, Claudio Tonini, James Warbis*, Robert Ward*, Paul Williams-Burton Bass David Armour, Joseph Bahoshy, Mark Bamforth, Dennis Bowen, Bruce Boyd, Andy Chan, Hubert Chan, Stephen Chevis, James Chute, Patrick Curwen, Damian Day, Alastair Forbes, Robert French, Robert Garbolinski*, Trevor Glover, John Graham, Robin Hall, Bryan Hammersley, Timothy Hammond, Owen Hanmer*, Christopher Harvey, Derrick Hogermeer, Anthony Howick*, Alex Kidney, Gregor Kowalski, Georges Leaver*, Keith Montgomery, Geoffrey Newman, Peter Niven*, Bill Pargeter, Alan Rochford, Malcolm Rowat, Nicholas Seager, Edwin Smith*, Gordon Thomson, Paul Warburton, John Wareing, Nicholas Weekes
*denotes Council member