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London Symphony Chorus

The London Symphony Chorus was formed in 1966 to complement the work of the London Symphony Orchestra. The partnership between the LSC and LSO was developed and strengthened in 2012 with the joint appointment of Simon Halsey as Chorus Director of the LSC and Choral Director for the LSO. The LSC has partnered other major UK and international orchestras including the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras, Boston Symphony Orchestra and the European Union Youth Orchestra. Along with regular appearances at the major London venues, the LSC tours extensively throughout Europe and has visited North America, Israel, Australia, and the Far East.

The chorus has recorded widely, with releases including Britten’s War Requiem with Gianandrea Noseda, Haydn’s The Seasons, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast and Verdi’s Otello, and the world premiere issue of MacMillan’s St John Passion. The chorus also partners the LSO on Gergiev’s recordings of Mahler’s Symphonies Nos 2, 3 and 8, while the men of the chorus took part in the recent Gramophone Award-winning recording of Götterdämmerung with the Hallé under Sir Mark Elder.

The chorus has also commissioned new works from composers such as Sir John Tavener, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Michael Berkeley and Jonathan Dove, and took part in the world premiere of James MacMillan’s St John Passion with the LSO and Sir Colin Davis in 2008, and in the second London performance in February 2010.

Albums
'Brian: Symphony No 1 'The Gothic'' (CDA67971/2)
Brian: Symphony No 1 'The Gothic'
'Elgar: Choral Songs' (CDA67019)
Elgar: Choral Songs
On other labels
'Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 10' (LSO0267)
Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 10
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'Beethoven: Symphony No 9' (LSO0592)
Beethoven: Symphony No 9
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'Berlioz: Grande Messe des morts' (LSO0729)
Berlioz: Grande Messe des morts
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'Britten: War Requiem' (LSO0719)
Britten: War Requiem
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'Haydn: The seasons' (LSO0708)
Haydn: The seasons
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'Holst: The Planets' (LSO0029)
Holst: The Planets
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'Mahler: Symphony No 2' (LSO0666)
Mahler: Symphony No 2
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'Mahler: Symphony No 3' (LSO0660)
Mahler: Symphony No 3
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'Mahler: Symphony No 8' (LSO0669)
Mahler: Symphony No 8
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'Mozart: Requiem' (LSO0627)
Mozart: Requiem
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'Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Boléro & Pavane' (LSO0693)
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Boléro & Pavane
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'Strauss: Elektra' (LSO0701)
Strauss: Elektra
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'Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4' (LSO0739)
Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4
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'Verdi: Requiem' (LSO0683)
Verdi: Requiem
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'Weber: Der Freischütz' (LSO0726)
Weber: Der Freischütz
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Complete works available for download
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN  (1770-1827)
Symphony No 9 in D minor 'Choral', Op 125 with London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)
HECTOR BERLIOZ  (1803-1869)
Grande Messe des morts 'Requiem', Op 5 with London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)
HAVERGAL BRIAN  (1876-1972)
Symphony No 1 in D minor 'The Gothic' with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Concert Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN  (1913-1976)
War Requiem, Op 66 with London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
SIR EDWARD ELGAR  (1857-1934)
Death on the hills, Op 72 with Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
Evening Scene with Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
Five Partsongs from the Greek anthology, Op 45 with Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
Four Choral Songs, Op 53 with Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
Go, song of mine, Op 57 with Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land, Op 18 No 3 with Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
The Herald with Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
The Prince of Sleep with Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
The Reveille, Op 54 with Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
The Wanderer with Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
Two Choral Songs, Op 71 with Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
Two Choral Songs, Op 73 with Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
Weary wind of the west with Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
Zut, zut, zut with Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
JOSEPH HAYDN  (1732-1809)
Die Jahreszeiten with London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)
GUSTAV HOLST  (1874-1934)
The Planets, H125 Op 32 with London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)
GUSTAV MAHLER  (1860-1911)
Symphony No 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' with London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
Symphony No 3 in D minor with London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
Symphony No 8 in E flat major with London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES  (b1934)
Symphony No 10 'Alla ricerca di Borromini' with London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano (conductor)   September 2014 Release
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART  (1756-1791)
Requiem, K626 with London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)
MAURICE RAVEL  (1875-1937)
Daphnis et Chloé with London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
RICHARD STRAUSS  (1864-1949)
Elektra with London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
KAROL SZYMANOWSKI  (1882-1937)
Stabat mater, Op 53 with London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
Symphony No 3 in B flat major 'Song of the Night', Op 27 with Toby Spence (tenor), London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)
GIUSEPPE VERDI  (1813-1901)
Requiem with London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)
CARL MARIA VON WEBER  (1786-1826)
Der Freischütz with London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A grim old king  First line to The Herald (Elgar)
After many a dusty mile  No 3 of Five Partsongs from the Greek anthology, Op 45 (Elgar)
After the blast of lighting from the East  Movement 4b of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Agamemnon hört dich!  Movement 18 of Elektra (Strauss)
Al Borromeino, Sonetto  First line to Allegro, Part 2 of Symphony No 10 'Alla ricerca di Borromini' (Maxwell Davies)
Allein!  Movement 2 of Elektra (Strauss)
Be slowly lifted up, thou long black arm  Movement 2g, Sequenz of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Bugles sang, saddening the evening air  Movement 2b, Sequenz of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Chloé réapparaît  Movement 9 of Daphnis et Chloé (Ravel)
Chrystus niech mi będzie grodem  Movement 6 of Stabat mater, Op 53 (Szymanowski)
Cloud, if as thou dost melt  First line to The Shower, No 1 of Two Choral Songs, Op 71 (Elgar)
Come! give it a lift, our old-time march-song  First line to Zut, zut, zut (Elgar)
Confutatis maledictis  Movement 2f, Sequenz of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Danse grotesque de Dorcon  Movement 3 of Daphnis et Chloé (Ravel)
Danse légère et gracieuse de Daphnis – Lycenion danse – Les pirates  Movement 4 of Daphnis et Chloé (Ravel)
Danse suppliante de Chloé – Bryaxis veut l'entraîner – L'ombre de Pân apparaît  Movement 7 of Daphnis et Chloé (Ravel)
Daphnis et Chloé (Ravel)
Daphnis se prosterne suppliant – Voix très lointaines – Danse guerrière: Animé et très rude – Bryaxis ordonne d'amener la captive  Movement 6 of Daphnis et Chloé (Ravel)
Death on the hills, Op 72 (Elgar)
Deep in my soul  No 2 of Four Choral Songs, Op 53 (Elgar)
Der Freischütz (Weber)
Die Jahreszeiten (Haydn)
Dies irae  Movement 2a, Sequenz of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Dishevelled and in tears, go, song of mine  First line to Go, song of mine, Op 57 (Elgar)
Domine Jesu Christe  Movement 3a, Offertorium of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Dreams all too brief  First line to Serenade, No 2 of Two Choral Songs, Op 73 (Elgar)
Elektra (Strauss)
Elektra!  Movement 3 of Elektra (Strauss)
Entre un groupe de jeunes filles costumées en bacchantes – Danse générale – Danse de Daphnis et Chloé – Danse de Dorcon – Danse finale: Bacchanale  Movement 10 of Daphnis et Chloé (Ravel)
Evening Scene (Elgar)
Feasting I watch  No 5 of Five Partsongs from the Greek anthology, Op 45 (Elgar)
Five Partsongs from the Greek anthology, Op 45 (Elgar)
Four Choral Songs, Op 53 (Elgar)
Go, song of mine, Op 57 (Elgar)
Grande Messe des morts 'Requiem', Op 5 (Berlioz)
Hark! I hear the tramp of thousands  First line to The Reveille, Op 54 (Elgar)
He! Lichter!  Movement 17 of Elektra (Strauss)
Hostias et preces tibi  Movement 3d, Offertorium of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
I któż widział tak cierpiącą  Movement 2 of Stabat mater, Op 53 (Szymanowski)
I met at eve the Prince of Sleep  First line to The Prince of Sleep (Elgar)
I wander through the woodlands  First line to The Wanderer (Elgar)
Ich habe keine guten Nächte  Movement 7 of Elektra (Strauss)
Ich kann nicht sitzen  Movement 4 of Elektra (Strauss)
Introduction et Danse religieuse  Movement 1 of Daphnis et Chloé (Ravel)
It seemed that out of battle I escaped  Movement 6b of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
It's oh to be a wild wind  No 4 of Five Partsongs from the Greek anthology, Op 45 (Elgar)
Iudex crederis esse venturus. Adagio molto solenne e religioso  Part 2 No 2 of Symphony No 1 in D minor 'The Gothic' (Brian)
Jupiter – The bringer of jollity  Movement 4 of The Planets, H125 Op 32 (Holst)
Les jeunes filles attirent Daphnis – Danse générale  Movement 2 of Daphnis et Chloé (Ravel)
Let us sleep now …  Movement 6d of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Lever du jour – Daphnis cherche Chloé et il rêve d'elle – Daphnis et Chloé miment l'aventure de Pân et de Syrinx  Movement 8 of Daphnis et Chloé (Ravel)
Liber scriptus  Movement 2c, Sequenz of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Love's Tempest  No 1 of Two Choral Songs, Op 73 (Elgar)
Mars – The bringer of war  Movement 1 of The Planets, H125 Op 32 (Holst)
Mercury – The winged messenger  Movement 3 of The Planets, H125 Op 32 (Holst)
Move him into the sun  Movement 2i, Sequenz of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land, Op 18 No 3 (Elgar)
Neptune – The mystic  Movement 7 of The Planets, H125 Op 32 (Holst)
'None', said the other  Movement 6c of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Nun denn, allein!  Movement 13 of Elektra (Strauss)
O Matko Źródło Wszechmiłości  Movement 3 of Stabat mater, Op 53 (Szymanowski)
O Wild West Wind  No 3 of Four Choral Songs, Op 53 (Elgar)
One ever hangs where shelled roads part  Movement 5 of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Orest!  Movement 15 of Elektra (Strauss)
Orest! Orest ist tot!  Movement 9 of Elektra (Strauss)
Out there, we've walked quite friendly up to Death  Movement 2d, Sequenz of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Owls, an Epitaph  No 4 of Four Choral Songs, Op 53 (Elgar)
Panno słodka racz mozołem  Movement 5 of Stabat mater, Op 53 (Szymanowski)
Pie Jesu Domine  Movement 2j, Sequenz of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Platz da!  Movement 10 of Elektra (Strauss)
Presto – Allegro assai 'Ode to Joy'  Movement 4 of Symphony No 9 in D minor 'Choral', Op 125 (Beethoven)
Recordare Jesu pie  Movement 2e, Sequenz of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Requiem (Verdi)
Requiem aeternam  Movement 1a of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Requiem, K626 (Mozart/Süssmayr)
Requiescant in pace  Movement 6e of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Saturn – The bringer of old age  Movement 5 of The Planets, H125 Op 32 (Holst)
Sed signifer sanctus  Movement 3b, Offertorium of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Seid ihr von Sinnen  Movement 16 of Elektra (Strauss)
Serenade  No 2 of Two Choral Songs, Op 73 (Elgar)
Silent lay the sapphire ocean  First line to Love's Tempest, No 1 of Two Choral Songs, Op 73 (Elgar)
So Abram rose, and clave the wood  Movement 3c, Offertorium of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Spraw niech płaczę z Tobą razem  Movement 4 of Stabat mater, Op 53 (Szymanowski)
Stabat mater, Op 53 (Szymanowski)
Stała Matka bolejąca  Movement 1 of Stabat mater, Op 53 (Szymanowski)
Symphony No 1 in D minor 'The Gothic' (Brian)
Symphony No 10 'Alla ricerca di Borromini' (Maxwell Davies)
Symphony No 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' (Mahler)
Symphony No 3 in B flat major 'Song of the Night', Op 27 (Szymanowski)
Symphony No 3 in D minor (Mahler)
Symphony No 8 in E flat major (Mahler)
Symphony No 9 in D minor 'Choral', Op 125 (Beethoven)
Te decet hymnus  Movement 1b of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Te Deum laudamus. Allegro moderato  Part 2 No 1 of Symphony No 1 in D minor 'The Gothic' (Brian)
Te ergo, quaesumus. Moderato e molto sostenuto  Part 2 No 3 of Symphony No 1 in D minor 'The Gothic' (Brian)
The Fountain  No 2 of Two Choral Songs, Op 71 (Elgar)
The Herald (Elgar)
The Planets, H125 Op 32 (Holst)
The Prince of Sleep (Elgar)
The Reveille, Op 54 (Elgar)
The sheep-bell tolleth curfew-time  First line to Evening Scene (Elgar)
The Shower  No 1 of Two Choral Songs, Op 71 (Elgar)
The unthrift sun shot vital gold  First line to The Fountain, No 2 of Two Choral Songs, Op 71 (Elgar)
The Wanderer (Elgar)
There is sweet music  No 1 of Four Choral Songs, Op 53 (Elgar)
Two Choral Songs, Op 71 (Elgar)
Two Choral Songs, Op 73 (Elgar)
Une lumière irréelle enveloppe le paysage – Danse lente et mystérieuse  Movement 5 of Daphnis et Chloé (Ravel)
Uranus – The magician  Movement 6 of The Planets, H125 Op 32 (Holst)
Venus – The bringer of peace  Movement 2 of The Planets, H125 Op 32 (Holst)
Von jetzt an will ich deine Schwester sein  Movement 12 of Elektra (Strauss)
War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Was bluten muß?  Movement 8 of Elektra (Strauss)
Was heulst du?  Movement 5 of Elektra (Strauss)
Was willst du, fremder Mensch?  Movement 14 of Elektra (Strauss)
Was willst du?  Movement 6 of Elektra (Strauss)
Weary wind of the west (Elgar)
What is that? … Nothing  First line to Owls, an Epitaph, No 4 of Four Choral Songs, Op 53 (Elgar)
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?  Movement 1c of War Requiem, Op 66 (Britten)
Whether I find thee  No 2 of Five Partsongs from the Greek anthology, Op 45 (Elgar)
Why o'er the dark'ning hill-slopes  First line to Death on the hills, Op 72 (Elgar)
Wie stark du bist!  Movement 11 of Elektra (Strauss)
Wir sind bei den Göttern  Movement 19 of Elektra (Strauss)
Wo bleibt Elektra?  Movement 1 of Elektra (Strauss)
Yea, cast me from heights  No 1 of Five Partsongs from the Greek anthology, Op 45 (Elgar)
Zut, zut, zut (Elgar)
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