The London Symphony Chorus has made over 140 recordings, many under the late Richard Hickox, including Britten’s Peter Grimes, which received a Grammy Award. Two further Grammys were received for Berlioz’s Les Troyens under Sir Colin Davis and the LSO in 2000.
Other collaborations with Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra on the LSO Live label as well as the other celebrated Berlioz recordings, are Britten’s Peter Grimes, Verdi’s Falstaff (which won a Grammy Award), Sibelius’s Kullervo (which won a BBC Music Magazine Award).
More recently the recording of Britten’s Billy Budd conducted by Daniel Harding won Best Opera Recording at the 2010 Grammy Awards and the recording of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung conducted by Sir Mark Elder won Best Opera Recording in the Gramophone Awards 2010.
The London Symphony Chorus – a Discography 1966-2010 compiled by Brian Godfrey
Since the advent of “live” recordings, in which concert performances have subsequently been released on CD, the London Symphony Chorus has taken part in many such recordings, principally with the LSO on their pioneering LSO Live label.
Most LSO Live releases featuring the London Symphony Chorus are listed on the main discography page along with the dates are when the recordings were first issued.
Gramophone Award Best Opera Recording 2010 Recorded in the Bridgewater Hall last May, this More...More...
Sir Colin Davis conductor ‘One of the finest recording the piece has ever received’ Op More...More...
Valery Gergiev conductor Outstanding Recording International Record Review ‘magnetic More...More...
Sir Colin Davis conductor Editor’s Choice ‘The charged atmosphere and sense of More...More...
Valery Gergiev conductor Elena Mosuc soprano Zlata Bulycheva mezzo-soprano London Symphony More...More...
2010 Grammy Awards: Best Opera Recording Nathan Gunn Ian Bostridge Gidon Saks Neal Davies More...More...
Sir Colin Davis conductor Sally Matthews soprano Sara Mingardo contralto John Mark Ainsley More...More...
Recorded live at the Barbican Centre in November 2007, Richard Hickox conducts Carl Orff More...More...
The Best Albums of 2008 eMusic ‘I’ve never heard the opening Pan Awakes music More...More...
Editor’s Choice Gramophone Opera and Vocal Disc of the Month ‘Unmissable’ More...More...
London Symphony Chorus,
c/o London Symphony Orchestra
Level 6 Frobisher Crescent
LONDON EC2Y 8DS
Phone: +44 (0)20 7382 2518
Contact: Andra East, Choral Projects Manager
President: Sir Simon Rattle OM CBE
President Emeritus: André Previn KBE
Vice-President: Michael Tilson Thomas
Patron: Simon Russell Beale CBE
Patron: Howard Goodall CBE
Chorus Director: Simon Halsey CBE
Chairman: Owen Hanmer