The 2012/13 Season for the London Symphony Chorus will be its first with new Chorus Director, Simon Halsey with some exciting projects on the horizon. The Chorus will be very much playing to core strengths and consolidating previous success with the classic choral repertoire.
The first of these is the Brahms Requiem in the piano duet version, which will be partnered with Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year in a concert at LSO St. Luke’s on 22nd November, conducted by Simon Halsey himself. The other classic work in this season is Mozart’s Requiem with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican on 13th January.
The Chorus will also be touring this season with visits to Luxembourg and Paris. Valery Gergiev will be conducting the LSO and the Chorus in performances of Szymanowski’s Symphony No. 3. The Chorus will be with the LSO and Gergiev again, this time at the Barbican, with performances of Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater coupled with the Brahms Requiem, which rounds the circle from the beginning of the season.
Outside its LSO commitments, the Chorus will also be taking part in a performance of Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust at the Royal Festival Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Charles Dutoit.