Mahler: Symphony no. 2 “Resurrection”
A symphony of huge size and huge contrasts. With a choir and vocal soloists in the final movement it invites inevitable comparison with Beethoven’s Ninth – a piece which haunted Mahler. Combined with a display of art, writings and poetry on the theme of resurrection.
Norma Ritchie (Mezzo Soprano)
Lorraine Ely (Soprano)

7:30 pm, Saturday 4 December

St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY – map



We are looking for some extra singers for this (thanks to some very unprofessional behaviour from a choir which I shan’t name here).  The chorus sings only in the final 15 minutes of the symphony, but it’s a vital and tremendously exciting 15 minutes!

There are just two rehearsals (details below) so you need to be a confident singer, and able to learn the notes in advance (or be an excellent sight reader!).  The choral score is available to view/download at http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/images/sheet/mahler2v.pdf

If you would like to sing please reply not to me but to Peter Fender (conductor of the Philharmonia Britannica) at this email address (info@ph-br.co.uk) stating what part you would sing and also with an indication of your experience.  And please also pass this request on to anyone else you think might be interested!


Rehearsal Dates: evenings of Thursdays 11 and 25 November, 8.30pm

Rehearsal Venue: Peter Samuel Hall, the Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, NW3 2QS (please note that this is subject to confirmation)

Concert Date: 4 December, rehearsal 4.30-6pm, concert 7.30pm

Concert Venue: St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, SE1 8TY (opposite Waterloo Station)