Philharmonia Voices

Philharmonia Voices was formed by Aidan Oliver in 2004 to collaborate with the Philharmonia Orchestra on a huge range of repertoire.

Since then the choir has e s tablished itself as one of the most exciting professional choruses in London, attracting consistently high praise from the critics for its performances with conductors including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lorin Maazel, Richard Hickox and John Wilson. Notable triumphs have included performances of 20 th-century masterpieces such as Stravinsky’s Oedipus rex and Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder (subsequently released as a critically lauded live recording), while major operatic milestones have included the European première of Shostakovich’s Orango and an acclaimed performance of Dallapiccola’s neglected Il prigioniero. At the lighter end of the repertoire, performances of Singin’ in the Rain, Yeomen of the Guard and Die Fledermaus have led to a burgeoning relationship with John Wilson, while Philharmonia Voices has also been central to the orchestra’s groundbreaking multi-media projects, including the award winning touring installation ‘Universe of Sound’ and the first ever screenings of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey with live soundtrack.

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