The Overture – “THE last movement”
Royal Festival Hall Reopening Concert,10 June 2007
Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 “Ode to Joy” (English translation by Billy Bragg)
17 choirs / 1300 voices :
Bach Choir, BBC Symphony Chorus, Billingshurst Choral Society & The Angmering Chorale
Blackbird Leys Choir, Chantage, Chapel Choir of Abbots , Bromley School for Girls
Crouch End Festival Chorus, Farnham Youth Choir, London Forest Choir
London Orpheus Choir, London Philharmonic Chorus, National Youth Choir
Philharmonia Chorus, Royal Choral Society
St Catherine’s Singers, South London Choir with the Brighton City Singers and Voicelab Surge
Lenia Safiropoulou (soprano)
Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano)
Allan Clayton (tenor)
Vuyani Mlinde (baritone)

The Philharmonia Orchestra
Chorale Directors: Mary King and Matthew Morley
Paul Daniel, conductor

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