LSO closes its season with rarely performed Shostakovich and ever-popular rousing Carmina Burana

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Shostakovich, Orff: Christina Poulitsi (soprano), Sunnyboy Dladla (tenor), Elliot Madore (baritone), Tiffin Boys Choir, London Symphony Chorus (chorus director: Mariana Rosas), London Symphony Orchestra / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor). Barbican Hall, London 25.6.2024. (JR)

Sunnyboy Dladla (tenor) and Christina Poulitsi (soprano) during Carmina Burana © Andy Paradise

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Last ounce of spirituality missing from The Dream of Gerontius at the Royal Festival Hall

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Williams, Elgar: Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), Daniel Norman (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), The Bach Choir (musical director: David Hill), Philharmonia Orchestra / David Hill (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 16.5.2024. (JR)

David Hill conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra © Andy Paradise

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Sad to witness MTT’s lapse of memory with the LSO in the Barbican Hall

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mahler: Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano), Sopranos and Altos of the London Symphony Chorus (chorus director: Mariana Rosas), Tiffin Boys’ Choir (director: James Day), London Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor). Barbican Hall, London 12.5.2024. (JR)

The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas © Mark Allan

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Underwhelming Verdi Requiem from Vasily Petrenko and the RPO at the Royal Albert Hall

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, Requiem: Miah Persson (soprano), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), David Junghoon Kim (tenor), Alexander Vinogradov (bass), Philharmonia Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 23.4.2024. (JR)

Vasily Petrenko conducts Miah Persson (soprano), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), David Junghoon Kim (tenor), Alexander Vinogradov (bass) and the RPO in Verdi’s Requiem © Chris Christodoulou

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