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On the concert platform, the Chorus has given the world premieres of Takemitsu’s My Way of Life and Philip Wilby’s A New World Dancing, as well as performances of the St John Passion; the Brahms, Fauré and Duruflé Requiems; Britten’s St Nicolas and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. The Chorus often gives concerts and recitals in the Howard Assembly Room at Opera North, as well as in other venues in Leeds and on tour. The Chorus featured in Phyllida Lloyd’s highly acclaimed production of Peter Grimes, which was the winner of the Southbank Show Award for Opera and the Royal Philharmonic Society Opera Award and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award.
They also performed in Lloyd’s Emmy Award-winning live DVD recording of Gloriana, and in the world premiere of Jonathan Dove and Alasdair Middleton’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, later released by Opus Arte on DVD. The Chorus has made a number of outstanding recordings for Chandos including Michael Berkeley’s Baa Baa Black Sheep, Gerhard’s The Dueña, Walton’s Troilus and Cressida (for which Opera North was awarded the 1995 Gramophone award for Best Opera recording) and Verdi’s Nabucco and Don Carlos. For Deutsche Grammophon, it appeared with Bryn Terfel on If Ever I Would Leave You and Something Wonderful.
|Britten: Peter Grimes|
Britten’s powerful and masterful evocation of the North Sea in all its moods has to audiences all over the world become inextricably linked with the Aldeburgh that was home to George Crabbe (author of the ‘The Borough’ from which the story origina ...» More
|Lambert: Summer's Last Will and Testament, The Rio Grande & Aubade héroïque|
'Nothing short of a triumph. With the bittersweet Aubade héroïque as makeweight, no disc makes a better case for Lambert's importance' (BBC Mus ...
'A compelling performance, and production values are all one might expect from this source' (The Independent)» More
|Adieu, farewell earth's bliss!|
|Autumn hath all the Summer's fruitful treasure|
|By the Rio Grande they dance no sarabande|
|Fair Summer droops, droop men and beasts therefore|
|Peter Grimes (Britten)|
|Rondo burlesca (King Pest)|
|Spring, the sweet Spring, is the year's pleasant king|
|Summer's Last Will and Testament (Lambert)|
|The Rio Grande (Lambert)|
|Trip and go, heave and ho!|