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3 HOW TO WATCH 4 TONIGHT'S PERFORMERS 4 SUPPORTING CRISIS THIS CHRISTMAS 5 TONIGHT'S MUSIC 6 CLARIDGE'S CHRISTMAS TREE 2020 7 CONDUCTOR: NEVILLE CREED 8 LPO BRASS ENSEMBLE 10 LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 11 LONDON PHILHARMONIC CHOIR 12 ABOUT THE MUSIC 14 THANK YOU 16 SOUND FUTURES DONORS 18 LPO MEMBERSHIPS & DONATIONS 19 LPO CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS 20 LPO ADMINISTRATION

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Concert recorded at Claridge's Hotel, London, on 6 December 2020. This performance has been made possible through a grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. #HereForCulture

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TONIGHT'S PERFORMERS LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA BRASS ENSEMBLE

LONDON PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

HORN

TROMBONES

SOPRANOS

Mark Vines

Mark Templeton

Tessa Bartley Rosie Grigalis Martha MacBean Joanna Markbreiter

TRUMPETS Paul Beniston James Fountain Anne McAneney David Hilton

LPO chair supported by William & Alex de Winton

David Whitehouse Lyndon Meredith Carol Jarvis

ALTOS Andrea Easey Bethea Hanson-Jones Lisa MacDonald Erica Tomlinson

TUBA Lee Tsarmaklis

TENORS Geir Andreassen Iain Handyside David Hoare Jaka Skapin

BASSES Nicholas Hennell-Foley Oliver Jackson Johannes Pieters Alex Thomas

SUPPORTING CRISIS THIS CHRISTMAS This Christmas, the London Philharmonic Orchestra is supporting Crisis, the national charity for homeless people. As you enjoy this performance, please consider making a donation to Crisis to help change someone’s life this festive season.

We’re delighted that the London Philharmonic Choir are performing Ring the Bells once more in this Christmas at Claridge’s concert. To make a donation to support Crisis, please visit crisis.org.uk/ringthebells

In 2017 the London Philharmonic Choir commissioned and premiered Ring the Bells, a new Christmas carol by Paul Fincham. The carol was subsequently adopted by Crisis to help raise awareness of their plan to end homelessness, and during December 2019 more than 50 choirs around the UK joined the Choir’s campaign performing Ring the Bells in aid of the charity.

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TONIGHT'S MUSIC

JOHN FRANCIS WADE (1711–86), ARR. ROGER HARVEY O Come, All Ye Faithful MEL TORMÉ (1925–99), ARR. CHRISTOPHER MOWAT The Christmas Song HUGH MARTIN (1914–2011), ARR. ROGER HARVEY, FROM FESTIVE CHEER MEDLEY Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas RICHARD STORRS WILLIS (1819–1900), ARR. ROGER HARVEY It Came Upon the Midnight Clear PAUL FINCHAM (BORN 1959) Ring the Bells J S BACH (1685–1750), ARR. SIMON CARRINGTON Christmas Oratorio: 'Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen' PETER CORNELIUS (1824–1874), ARR. IVOR ATKINS The Three Kings Bass solo: Nicholas Hennell-Foley

HEINRICH SCHÜTZ (1585–1672), ARR. ROGER HARVEY Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (1571–1621), ARR. SIMON COX Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen THOINOT ARBEAU (1520–95), ARR. CHARLES WOOD Ding dong! merrily on high MORTEN LAURIDSEN (BORN 1943) O magnum mysterium ARR. ROGER HARVEY Holly and Ivy: A Medley of Traditional Christmas Tunes TRAD., ARR. ARTHUR WARRELL We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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CLARIDGE'S CHRISTMAS TREE 2020 CLARIDGE’S CHRISTMAS TREE HAS LONG BEEN A FESTIVE MAYFAIR LANDMARK, DRAWING VISITORS AND LONDONERS ALIKE TO MARVEL AT ITS MAGNIFICENT DESIGN WHICH CHANGES EACH YEAR. CLARIDGE’S CHRISTMAS TREE 2020 IS A FROZEN DREAMSCAPE INSPIRED BY THE ROARING 20S IN CELEBRATION OF THE HOTEL’S RICH AND GLAMOROUS ART DECO DESIGN HERITAGE.

Inspired by the Roaring 20s, a frozen dreamscape is created in the distinctive black and white marbled lobby at Claridge’s this year with a white frosted tree adorned with shimmering swathes of over 10,000 crystal garlands and pendants. Taking up its place beneath the lobby staircase, this year’s Christmas tree sits upon a mirrored pool with light reflections playing around the space, enhancing the sense of an immersive dreamland, with a mystical, iridescent and ethereal feel.

Designed by long-time friend and collaborator Kally Ellis, founder of renowned British floral designers McQueens Flowers, Claridge’s Christmas Tree 2020 is a celebration of the hotel’s rich and glamorous Art Deco design heritage. Even the entrance nods to its Art Deco past with designer Basil Ionides’s legendary leaping deer prancing along the hotel canopy amongst the twinkling Christmas trees. claridges.co.uk/christmas

'THIS ART DECO TREE IS A PERFECT CELEBRATION OF CLARIDGE'S; OF HOSPITALITY, ELEGANCE AND GLAMOUR. IT'S ESPECIALLY APT THAT THIS YEAR, WHEN SO MANY OF US HAVE BEEN KEPT APART FROM OUR LOVED ONES, THAT WE REMEMBER THE PLEASURE OF GOOD TIMES WE HAVE SHARED TOGETHER, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO DOING THAT ONCE AGAIN.' KALLY ELLIS

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NEVILLE CREED

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CONDUCTOR

Neville Creed has held the position of Chorus Director of the London Philharmonic Choir since 1994, and in 2002 was appointed Artistic Director. His work involves preparing the Choir for the choral concerts given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by many distinguished conductors including Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. He has also conducted the Choir and Orchestra in performances at home and abroad including Britten’s War Requiem in Moscow, Vienna and at London's Royal Festival Hall.

Concerts have been given with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, New London Orchestra, Freiburg Bach Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He has toured Britain conducting the London Concert Orchestra and Manchester Concert Orchestra in a Last Night of the Proms programme. He has worked with many other choirs and ensembles including the BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus and Philharmonia Chorus.

Previous appointments have included Conductor of the Guildford Philharmonic Choir, and Chorus Director of the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, which won two major awards under his direction – the Gramophone Choral Recording of the Year for a CD of Delius’s work conducted by Richard Hickox and a Grammy Award for its recording of Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with Andrew Litton. He has also recorded David Fanshawe’s African Sanctus and Richard Blackford’s Voices of Exile. He has won prizes in the international choral conducting competition held in Trento, Italy and the Leeds Competition for orchestral conducting.

Neville Creed studied music at Cambridge and conducting at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he won the Ricordi Conducting Prize. Teaching roles have included Director of Choral Music at Tiffin School in Kingston upon Thames and Director of Cultural Activities at St Edward’s Oxford.

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LPO BRASS ENSEMBLE MARK VINES (HORN) Mark is Co-Principal Horn of the LPO. He attended the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music. Shortly after graduating he was appointed Principal Horn of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, remaining in the position for 13 years and performing several times as a soloist with the orchestra. In 2011 Mark returned to England to join the LPO. In addition to the busy LPO schedule, Mark makes regular appearances as Guest Principal Horn with many of the other major UK orchestras.

PAUL BENISTON (TRUMPET) Paul has been Principal Trumpet of the LPO since 1994, and previously held the Principal postition at English National Opera from 1989–93. Paul's playing is featured on Karl Jenkins’s The Armed Man and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as LPO Label recordings of Mahler's Symphony No. 5 and Shostakovich's Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings. Paul was a member of London Brass from 1996–2002. He was a Professor of Trumpet at the Royal College of Music from 1995–2011, and is currently a Professor of Trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

JAMES FOUNTAIN (TRUMPET) James joined the LPO in February 2020 as Joint Principal Trumpet. He previously held Principal Cornet positions in the National Youth Brass Band, the GUS Band and the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, all before the age of 18, when he began studying trumpet at London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama. While still studying at the Guildhall, James was appointed Principal Trumpet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 20, a position he held for five years before joining the LPO. James is also a Professor of Trumpet at the Royal College of Music.

ANNE MCANENEY (TRUMPET) Born in Belfast, Anne McAneney studied at Goldsmiths College, London, and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she was awarded the Principal's Prize. She received a BMus from Goldsmiths College and a Masters degree from Reading University. Anne worked as a freelance musician before being appointed Principal Trumpet of the Royal Ballet Orchestra, making her the first woman to hold a principal trumpet chair in the UK. Anne was a member of London Brass for 23 years. She joined the LPO as Sub-Principal Trumpet in 2000 and is also a Professor of Trumpet at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

DAVID HILTON (TRUMPET) David Hilton studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Paul Beniston, Anne McAneney, Paul Cosh and Steve Keavy. He has worked as a freelance trumpet player in London since graduating, and over this time he has enjoyed playing with many of the UK’s major orchestras, including regularly with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He also enjoys playing for West End shows. Outside of music David has qualified as a sports massage therapist and enjoys keeping fit and helping to coach his local youth rugby team. –8–


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LPO BRASS ENSEMBLE MARK TEMPLETON (TROMBONE) Mark is the LPO's Principal Trombone. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he received the Brass Prize in 1996. Also that year he won a place in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, and in 1998 he was awarded the International Trombone Association Philharmonic Prize. Mark was a founder member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Principal Trombone with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra prior to joining the LPO in 2006. He is also a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Mark’s chair in the Orchestra is supported by William and Alex de Winton.

DAVID WHITEHOUSE (TROMBONE) David Whitehouse studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama before freelancing for 12 years, performing with orchestras and in West End shows. He was a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra from 2002 before joining the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008. He is in demand as a guest player with orchestras all over the UK, on the trombone and also the euphonium and bass trumpet.

LYNDON MEREDITH (TROMBONE) Lyndon is the LPO's Principal Bass Trombone. He studied at Birmingham Conservatoire before joining the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra and working as a freelance musician in the UK. He joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2009. As a bass trombone player there haven't been many opportunities for solo performances, but one career highlight was playing 'Frosty the Snowman' with the Desford Colliery Band. Lyndon is also a keen supporter of West Bromwich Albion Football Club.

CAROL JARVIS (TROMBONE)

LEE TSARMAKLIS (TUBA) Lee was born in Athens and emigrated to England while still a young boy. He began learning the tuba at the age of 13, and later went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 1990 he was appointed Principal Tuba of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. His career then took him to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and finally to the London Philharmonic Orchestra where he was appointed Principal Tuba in 2000. Lee also teaches tuba at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. –9–

LPO player photos © Benjamin Ealovega

Carol is one of the most in-demand session musicians in the UK. She has toured and recorded extensively with stars such as Sting, Queen, Seal, Rod Stewart, Amy Winehouse, Muse, Harry Connick Jr, Ellie Goulding, Michael Bublé and Taylor Swift, but can also be found freelancing with internationally renowned ensembles such as the LPO and performing in West End shows. Carol’s orchestrations and arrangements have featured on albums at the top of the UK and US charts, been recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, and been played during the Academy Awards ceremony.


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LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

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PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR AND ARTISTIC ADVISOR VLADIMIR JUROWSKI PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR DESIGNATE EDWARD GARDNER SUPPORTED BY MRS CHRISTINA LANG ASSAEL PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR KARINA CANELLAKIS LEADER PIETER SCHOEMAN SUPPORTED BY NEIL WESTREICH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CRISTINA ROCCA CHIEF EXECUTIVE DAVID BURKE PATRON HRH THE DUKE OF KENT KG

One of the finest orchestras on the international stage, the London Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1932 by Sir Thomas Beecham. Since then, its Principal Conductors have included Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. In 2007 Vladimir Jurowski became the Orchestra’s current Principal Conductor. Edward Gardner is Principal Conductor Designate, and will take up the position from 2021. The London Philharmonic Orchestra has performed at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall since it opened in 1951, becoming Resident Orchestra in 1992. It also has residencies at Glyndebourne and in Brighton, Eastbourne and Saffron Walden, and performs regularly around the UK. The Orchestra also tours internationally, performing to audiences worldwide. The Orchestra broadcasts regularly on television and radio, and has recorded soundtracks for numerous films including The Lord of the Rings. In 2005 it began releasing live, studio and archive recordings on its own CD label, which now numbers over 100 releases.

The Orchestra’s work at the forefront of digital technology has enabled it to reach millions of people worldwide: all its recordings are available to download and stream and, as well as a YouTube channel and podcast series, the Orchestra has a lively presence on social media. Over the pandemic period the LPO has sustained its relationship with UK and international audiences through ‘LPOnline’, reaching many thousands of people. From initial individual player performances recorded at home, to online engagement intitiatives such as its wellbeing strand Lean In and Listen, the Orchestra progressed over time to larger-scale split-screen performances, before finally being able to play together in small chamber groups for the free LPO Summer Sessions from Henry Wood Hall, as well as small-scale outdoor performances at Glyndebourne. This autumn the Orchestra returned at last to its Royal Festival Hall home to perform 14 full-length concerts filmed live and streamed for audiences to enjoy at home via Marquee TV. lpo.org.uk

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LONDON PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

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PATRON HRH PRINCESS ALEXANDRA PRESIDENT SIR MARK ELDER ARTISTIC DIRECTOR NEVILLE CREED CHAIRMAN TESSA BARTLEY CHOIR MANAGER BETHEA HANSON-JONES ACCOMPANIST JONATHAN BEATTY

A well-travelled choir, it has visited numerous European countries and performed in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Australia. The Choir has appeared twice at the Touquet International Music Masters Festival and was delighted to travel to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, in December 2017 to perform Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Founded in 1947 as the chorus for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Choir is widely regarded as one of Britain’s finest choirs. For the last seven decades the Choir has performed under leading conductors, consistently meeting with critical acclaim and recording regularly for television and radio. Enjoying a close relationship with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Choir frequently joins it for concerts in the UK and abroad. Recent highlights have included Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with Marin Alsop; Mahler’s Symphonies Nos. 2 & 8 and and Tallis’s Spem in alium with Vladimir Jurowski; Verdi’s Requiem with Edward Gardner; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Choir’s President, Sir Mark Elder; and Haydn’s The Creation with Sir Roger Norrington. The Choir appears annually at the BBC Proms, and performances have included the UK premieres of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s A Relic of Memory and Goldie’s Sine Tempore in the Evolution! Prom. In recent years the Choir has also given performances of works by Beethoven, Elgar, Howells, Liszt, Orff, Vaughan Williams, Verdi and Walton.

The Choir prides itself on achieving first-class performances from its members, who are volunteers from all walks of life. Despite the restrictions of COVID-19, the Choir has stayed connected during 2020, offering its members online workshops and social activities such as virtual wine tastings, wellbeing sessions and quizzes. Members have also taken part in a variety of virtual choir projects including a special performance of Rachmaninoff’s Bogoroditse Devo in support of The Passage homeless charity. This performance can be streamed on the Choir’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/lpchoir Supported by

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ABOUT THE MUSIC a simple list of Christmas images means something personal to everyone who hears it. The great American songwriters of the 20th century had a real gift for taking the particular and making it universal, and many of the most beloved modern Christmas songs date from the USA in the 1940s – when war had separated families all over the world.

On that very first Christmas night – or at least, as St Luke tells it – there were shepherds abiding in the fields above Bethlehem. And the first they heard of the glad tidings was the sound of music: 'And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'

So that’s a choir, then. The Gospel is reticent on the subject of orchestras, but look around any great medieval church and you’ll quickly find angels who are skilled on trumpets (At Santiago de Compostela there’s even one grinding a hurdy-gurdy, but we’re not going quite that far tonight). You don’t need to be a Doctor of Divinity to know that brass instruments and choirs are the original sound of Christmas. And when you picture the Biblical Christmas story in all its majesty and splendour, odds are that the first sound that comes to mind is Oh Come, All Ye Faithful – a tune so familiar that it’s become like robins, holly, shining stars and the John Lewis ad. It’s hard to imagine a time when it wasn’t there. In fact it seems that Oh Come, All Ye Faithful – or, in the original Latin version, Adeste Fideles - was first published between 1720 and 1750 by John Francis Wade, a Catholic who’d fled Britain after the Jacobite risings. In its original form, it would have been deeply contentious: proving that controversies over the wording of Christmas songs are at least 300 years old. And – more importantly – that when you combine stirring words and a glorious tune in the season of goodwill, all such disagreements rapidly cease to matter. We know rather more about the origins of the next song – a swimming pool in Los Angeles where Mel Tormé and his co-writer Bob Wells were trying to cool off in the scorching Californian summer of 1944. No air-conditioning back then: instead, they started listing things that reminded them of winter things like chestnuts roasting, Jack Frost nipping, Yuletide carols … you get the picture. The Christmas Song has been covered by everyone from Daffy Duck to Aaliyah, by way of Des O’Connor, Bob Dylan and The Simpsons. It’s a brilliantly effective formula: everyone has their own Christmas memories, so

Nostalgia was the keynote. Take the very homespun romance that inspired Hugh Martin’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, originally from the movie musical Meet Me In St Louis. It’s a white Christmas in the old Midwest, but Judy Garland believes she’s about to lose her idyllic home and the love of her teenage life, and at Christmas 1944, her dream that 'Some day soon we all will be together / If the fates allow' echoed the prayers of millions – just as, a century earlier, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear evoked a better world under frosty December skies. First sung in Quincy, Massachusetts at Christmas 1849, it was set to its current melody a year later by Richard Storrs Willis, an American pupil of Mendelssohn. With typical New England understatement, he called it simply 'Carol'. (On this side of the pond, we tend to use a completely different tune by – of all people – Sir Arthur 'Gilbert and' Sullivan) One way to create a tradition is to start your own. In 2017 the London Philharmonic Choir commissioned the British composer Paul Fincham to write a brand new carol specially for them – and since Paul is actually a long-serving member of the Choir, he was bound to come up with something magical. Ring The Bells is both a reflection and a joyous celebration, and it’s already been taken up by choirs all around the globe, as well as raising money for the homeless charity Crisis. A song this good belongs to everyone, but it’s safe to say that the LPC regard it as a special favourite: it’s only three years old, but already we couldn’t imagine Christmas without it. Still, you can’t top the Baroque era for festive pageantry – and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (1734) is a sumptuous six-course feast of musical celebration, packed with trumpets, drums and rousing choral sing-alongs. In Bach’s time the Leipzig congregation would have joined in

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ABOUT THE MUSIC with the chorale 'Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen', even while they thrilled to the jubilant trumpets that accompany this ancient hymn tune. Tonight we enjoy an arrangement by Simon Carrington, the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Timpanist. Whereas at Worcester Cathedral, in the mid-20th century, they’d simply have listened, enchanted, to the tale of The Three Kings a seasonal song by the 19th-century German composer Peter Cornelius, transformed into something very lovely and very English by the Cathedral’s famous organist Ivor Atkins, an old friend of Edward Elgar. Heinrich Schütz was one of Bach’s German forefathers: he wrote the sacred chorus Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt (God So Loved the World) somewhere before 1648 for a small group of singers. This modern version for trumpets and trombones re-casts it in hues of gleaming silver and deep bronze. Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen (A Spotless Rose) is even older – this famous old German carol was first written down by Michael Praetorius in 1609, and is better known in English-speaking choirs as A Great and Mighty Wonder. But the ancient melody – half solemn, half joyous – has been covered by everyone from Schoenberg to Sting. We’re playing a recent version for brass by Simon Cox, Principal Trumpet of London’s Aurora Orchestra.

an atmosphere of radiance and wonder that remains unsurpassed among modern carols. 'I wanted this piece to resonate immediately and deeply into the core of the listener, to illumine through sound', says its creator, the American composer (and former Forest Service firefighter) Morten Lauridsen, who currently lives amid the pines and snow-capped peaks of the Pacific Northwest. So after an evening of revelry and celebration, serenity and joy, what more do you need for a perfect Christmas? Just, perhaps, a few garlands of Holly and Ivy – that evergreen (literally) reminder of how tradition grows from the soil, but is made new every time we bring it into our homes and hearts. The message of Christmas and its music is as eternal and inclusive as nature itself. And on that note, to everyone watching tonight - whether from near or far - the London Philharmonic Orchestra and London Philharmonic Choir would like to Wish You A Merry Christmas. Programme notes by Richard Bratby

Now, though, we dive even deeper back into time before resurfacing, cheerful and refreshed, on the eve of the 21st century. You probably won’t be too surprised to learn that the melody of Ding dong! merrily on high dates back at least 431 years to 1589 and the first edition of Orchésographie - a lively (and very secular) collection of dance tunes published by the Frenchman Thoinot Arbeau. But it’s a bit more startling to learn that the words were only added in 1924 by George Ratcliffe Woodward, an Anglican vicar with old-school tastes. All that stuff about 'Let steeple bells be swungen' and 'by priest and people sungen' is just musical mock-Tudor cladding, about as authentically medieval as a Beefeater steakhouse. But who’s counting? It’s all glorious – sorry, glo-o-oo-o, o-o-o-o, o-o-o-o-rious - festive fun. (Hosanna in excelsis!) If it’s profundity you’re after, the musical manger-scene O magnum mysterium (1994) creates – 13 –


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THANK YOU We are extremely grateful to all donors who have given generously to the LPO over the past year. Your generosity helps maintain the breadth and depth of the LPO’s activities, as well as supporting the Orchestra both on and off the concert platform.

Artistic Director’s Circle Anonymous donors Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet Mrs Christina Lang Assael Sir Simon & Lady Robey OBE Orchestra Circle The Candide Trust William & Alex de Winton Mr & Mrs Philip Kan Neil Westreich Principal Associates Richard Buxton In memory of Brenda Lyndoe Casbon In memory of Ann Marguerite Collins Hamish & Sophie Forsyth The Tsukanov Family Associates An anonymous donor Steven M. Berzin Irina Gofman & Mr Rodrik V. G. Cave Gill & Garf Collins Countess Dominique Loredan Mr & Mrs Makharinsky George Ramishvili Stuart & Bianca Roden Julian & Gill Simmonds In memory of Hazel Amy Smith Deanie & Jay Stein Gold Patrons An anonymous donor David & Yi Buckley In memory of Allner Mavis Channing Andrew Davenport Sonja Drexler Peter & Fiona Espenhahn Marie-Laure Favre-Gilly de Varennes de Beuill Virginia Gabbertas MBE Mr Roger Greenwood Robert Markwick & Kasia Robinski Francis & Marie-France Minkoff Dame Theresa Sackler Eric Tomsett Andrew & Rosemary Tusa The Viney Family Jenny Watson CBE

Silver Patrons Dr Christopher Aldren David Burke & Valerie Graham The Rt Hon. The Lord Burns GCB Bruno De Kegel Ulrike & Benno Engelmann Simon & Meg Freakley Pehr G Gyllenhammar John & Angela Kessler The Metherell Family Andrew Neill Mikhail Noskov & Vasilina Bindley Laurence Watt Guy & Utti Whittaker Grenville & Krysia Williams Bronze Patrons Anonymous donors Michael Allen Mr Philip Bathard-Smith Sir Peter Bazalgette Mr Bernard Bradbury Sally Bridgeland In memory of Julie Bromley The Earl & Countess of Chichester Mr John H Cook Howard & Veronika Covington David Ellen David & Jane Gosman Mr Gavin Graham Mrs Dorothy Hambleton Malcolm Herring The Jackman Family Jan & Leni Du Plessis Jamie & Julia Korner Rose & Dudley Leigh Drs Frank & Gek Lim Geoff & Meg Mann Mrs Elizabeth Meshkvicheva Peter & Lucy Noble Mr Michael Parlof Marianne Parsons Dr Wiebke Pekrull Jacopo Pessina Mr Roger Phillimore Gillian Pole Mr Michael Posen Sir Bernard Rix Tom & Phillis Sharpe Matthew Stephenson & Roman Aristarkhov Charlotte Stevenson Mr Robert Swannell Tony & Hilary Vines Mr & Mrs John C Tucker

Mr & Mrs John & Susi Underwood Marina Vaizey Mr John Weekes Christopher Williams Principal Supporters Anonymous donors Dr Manon Antoniazzi Mr Mark Astaire Sir John Baker Mrs A Beare Mr Anthony Boswood Dr Carlos Carreno Desmond & Ruth Cecil Mr Julien Chilcott-Monk Mr & Mrs Stewart Cohen David & Liz Conway Mr Alistair Corbett Mrs Sam Dawson Mr Simon Douglas Mr Richard Fernyhough Mrs Janet Flynn Mrs Ash Frisby Mr Stephen Goldring Mr Milton Grundy Nerissa Guest & David Foreman The Jeniffer & Jonathan Harris Charitable Trust Michael & Christine Henry J Douglas Home Ivan Hurry Per Jonsson Alexandra Jupin & John Bean Wg. Cdr. & Mrs M T Liddiard OBE JP RAF Paul & Brigitta Lock Mr Peter Mace Nicholas & Lindsay Merriman Andrew T Mills Simon & Fiona Mortimore Mr Gerald Pettit Mr James Pickford Michael & Carolyn Portillo Mr Christopher Querée Mr Robert Ross Mr David Russell Priscylla Shaw Nigel Silby Mr Brian Smith Martin & Cheryl Southgate Mr & Mrs G Stein Dr Peter Stephenson Mr Ian Tegner Howard & Sheelagh Watson Mr John Wright

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Supporters Anonymous donors Ralph & Elizabeth Aldwinckle Julian & Annette Armstrong Lindsay Badenoch Mr John Barnard Mr John D Barnard Damaris, Richard & Friends Mr David Barrett Diana Barrett Mr Andrew Botterill Julian & Margaret Bowden & Mr Paul Michel Mr Lawrence Alfred Bradley Richard & Jo Brass Mr Shaun Brown Mr Alan C Butler Lady Cecilia Cadbury Alison Clarke & Leo Pilkington J Clay Mr Joshua Coger Mr Martin Compton Miss Tessa Cowie Mr David Davies Mr Roderick Davies Mr David Devons Anthony & Jo Diamond Mr Kevin Fogarty Christopher Fraser OBE Mrs Adele Friedland & Friends Mr Daniel Goldstein Mr & Mrs Jeffrey Herrmann Dr Joan Hester Mr David Hodgson The Jackman Family Mr Justin Kitson Richard & Briony Linsell Mr David MacFarlane Dame Jane Newell DBE Mr Stephen Olton Mr David Peters Mr & Mrs Graham & Jean Pugh Mr Kenneth Shaw Ruth Silvestre Barry & Gillian Smith Ms Natalie Spraggon & David Thomson Ms Mary Stacey Ms Janette Storey Ms Caroline Tate Mr Peter Thierfeldt Dr Ann Turrall Michael & Katie Urmston Dr June Wakefield Mr Dominic Wallis Joanna Williams Mr C D Yates Mr Anthony Yolland


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THANK YOU CONTINUED

Hon. Benefactor Elliott Bernerd Hon. Life Members Alfonso Aijón Kenneth Goode Carol Colburn Grigor CBE Pehr G Gyllenhammar Robert Hill Mrs Jackie Rosenfeld OBE Laurence Watt LPO International Board of Governors Natasha Tsukanova Chair Steven M. Berzin (USA) Veronika BorovikKhilchevskaya (Cyprus) Marie-Laure Favre Gilly de Varennes de Bueil (France) Aline Foriel-Destezet (France) Irina Gofman (Russia) Countess Dominique Loredan (Italy) Olivia Ma (Greater China Area) Olga Makharinsky (Russia) George Ramishvili (Georgia) Victoria Robey OBE (USA) Jay Stein (USA) Thomas Beecham Group Members David & Yi Buckley The Candide Trust Gill & Garf Collins Andrew Davenport William & Alex de Winton Sonja Drexler The Friends of the LPO Irina Gofman Roger Greenwood Dr Barry Grimaldi Mr & Mrs Philip Kan John & Angela Kessler Countess Dominique Loredan Sir Simon Robey Victoria Robey OBE Bianca & Stuart Roden Caroline, Jamie & Zander Sharp Julian & Gill Simmonds Eric Tomsett Neil Westreich Guy & Utti Whittaker

We are grateful to the Board of the American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, who assist with fundraising for our activities in the United States of America: Simon Freakley Chairman Jill Dyal Jay Goffman Alexandra Jupin William A. Kerr Kristina McPhee Natalie Pray Damien Vanderwilt Antony Phillipson Hon. Chairman

Victoria Robey OBE Hon. Director

Richard Gee, Esq Of Counsel Jenifer L. Keiser, CPA, EisnerAmper LLP Connecticut Gala Committee Bea Crumbine & Jill Dyal Co-Chairmen

Rodica Brune Mandy DeFilippo Rachel Franco Nick Gutfreund Mary Hull Steve Magnuson Natalie Pray Victoria Robey OBE Lisa & Scot Weicker Corporate Donors AT&T Barclays L Catterton CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture Paul Hastings LLP Payne Hicks Beach Pictet Bank Velocity Black White & Case LLP

LPO Corporate Circle Leader freuds Sunshine Principal Berenberg Carter-Ruck French Chamber of Commerce Tutti Ageas Lazard Russo-British Chamber of Commerce Walpole Preferred Partners After Digital Lidl Lindt & Sprüngli Ltd London Orthopaedic Clinic Steinway In-kind Sponsor Google Inc Trusts and Foundations The Bernarr Rainbow Trust The Boltini Trust Borletti-Buitoni Trust Boshier-Hinton Foundation The Candide Trust The Chalk Cliff Trust Cockayne – Grants for the Arts The London Community Foundation The David Solomons Charitable Trust The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust Dunard Fund Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation The Fidelio Charitable Trust Foyle Foundation Garrick Charitable Trust The Leche Trust Lucille Graham Trust John Horniman’s Children’s Trust John Thaw Foundation The Idlewild Trust Kirby Laing Foundation The Lawson Trust Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

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Lord & Lady Lurgan Trust Adam Mickiewicz Institute PRS Foundation The Radcliffe Trust Rivers Foundation The R K Charitable Trust Romanian Cultural Institute RVW Trust Schroder Charity Trust Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation The Steel Charitable Trust The Thomas Deane Trust The Thriplow Charitable Trust The Viney Family Garfield Weston Foundation The Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust The William Alwyn Foundation and all others who wish to remain anonymous. The LPO would also like to acknowledge all those who have made donations to the Play On Appeal and who have supported the Orchestra during the current pandemic.


LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA – CHRISTMAS AT CLARIDGE'S – 19 DECEMBER 2020

LPO SOUND FUTURES DONORS We are grateful to the following donors for their generous contributions to our Sound Futures campaign. Thanks to their support, we successfully raised £1 million by 30 April 2015 which has now been matched pound for pound by Arts Council England through a Catalyst Endowment grant. This has enabled us to create a £2 million endowment fund supporting special artistic projects, creative programming and education work with key venue partners including our Southbank Centre home. Supporters listed below donated £500 or over. For a full list of those who have given to this campaign please visit lpo.org.uk/soundfutures.

Masur Circle Arts Council England Dunard Fund Victoria Robey OBE Emmanuel & Barrie Roman The Underwood Trust Welser-Möst Circle William & Alex de Winton John Ireland Charitable Trust The Tsukanov Family Foundation Neil Westreich Tennstedt Circle Valentina & Dmitry Aksenov Richard Buxton The Candide Trust Michael & Elena Kroupeev Kirby Laing Foundation Mr & Mrs Makharinsky Alexey & Anastasia Reznikovich Sir Simon Robey Bianca & Stuart Roden Simon & Vero Turner The late Mr K Twyman Solti Patrons Ageas John & Manon Antoniazzi Gabor Beyer, through BTO Management Consulting AG Jon Claydon Mrs Mina Goodman & Miss Suzanne Goodman Roddy & April Gow The Jeniffer & Jonathan Harris Charitable Trust Mr James R.D. Korner Christoph Ladanyi & Dr Sophia LadanyiCzernin Robert Markwick & Kasia Robinski The Maurice Marks Charitable Trust Mr Paris Natar The Rothschild Foundation Tom & Phillis Sharpe The Viney Family

Haitink Patrons Mark & Elizabeth Adams Dr Christopher Aldren Mrs Pauline Baumgartner Lady Jane Berrill Mr Frederick Brittenden David & Yi Yao Buckley Mr Clive Butler Gill & Garf Collins Mr John H Cook Mr Alistair Corbett Bruno De Kegel Georgy Djaparidze David Ellen Christopher Fraser OBE David & Victoria Graham Fuller Goldman Sachs International Mr Gavin Graham Moya Greene Mrs Dorothy Hambleton Tony & Susie Hayes Malcolm Herring Catherine Høgel & Ben Mardle Mrs Philip Kan Rehmet Kassim-Lakha de Morixe Rose & Dudley Leigh Lady Roslyn Marion Lyons Miss Jeanette Martin Duncan Matthews QC Diana & Allan Morgenthau Charitable Trust Dr Karen Morton Mr Roger Phillimore Ruth Rattenbury The Reed Foundation The Rind Foundation Sir Bernard Rix David Ross & Line Forestier (Canada) Carolina & Martin Schwab Dr Brian Smith Lady Valerie Solti Mr & Mrs G Stein Dr Peter Stephenson Miss Anne Stoddart

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TFS Loans Limited Marina Vaizey Jenny Watson Guy & Utti Whittaker

Pritchard Donors Ralph & Elizabeth Aldwinckle Mrs Arlene Beare Mr Patrick & Mrs Joan Benner Mr Conrad Blakey Dr Anthony Buckland Paul Collins Alastair Crawford Mr Derek B. Gray Mr Roger Greenwood The HA.SH Foundation Darren & Jennifer Holmes Honeymead Arts Trust Mr Geoffrey Kirkham Drs Frank & Gek Lim Peter Mace Mr & Mrs David Malpas Dr David McGibney Michael & Patricia McLaren-Turner Mr & Mrs Andrew Neill Mr Christopher Querée The Rosalyn & Nicholas Springer Charitable Trust Timothy Walker CBE AM Christopher Williams Peter Wilson Smith Mr Anthony Yolland and all other donors who wish to remain anonymous


WONDER AT THE WORLD OF THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

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LPO MEMBERSHIPS AND DONATIONS There are many ways in which you can support the LPO at this time: by making a donation, joining as a member, or buying a gift membership for someone else. With your help we can ensure that this Orchestra will not only survive, but thrive. However you choose to give at this time, we remain committed to our supporters and will continue to deliver a range of benefits and exclusive opportunities.

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Gifts in wills

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Give a major supporting gift and build significant relationships within the Orchestra. Donors can choose to have their gift associated with a player’s chair. From £5,000

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CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS Partner with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and enjoy the opportunity to align your business with a worldclass orchestra who are committed to delivering music throughout the pandemic.

Principal Partner

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Whether streaming from the concert stage to a global audience, or delivering as much Education and Community work as possible to children, talented young musicians and people with disabilities, the LPO’s activity is varied, engaging, and delivers meaningful benefits to its audiences, participants and partners. A partnership with the LPO offers companies significant brand exposure and an opportunity to meet CSR needs at a time when charitable community work is facing severe disruption.

Principal Supporters

lpo.org.uk/corporate 020 7840 4210 Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

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LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA – CHRISTMAS AT CLARIDGE'S – 19 DECEMBER 2020

LPO ADMINISTRATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Victoria Robey OBE Chairman Martin Höhmann* President Dr Catherine C. Høgel Vice-Chairman

Henry Baldwin* Vice-President Roger Barron David Buckley Bruno De Kegel Tanya Joseph Al MacCuish Tania Mazzetti* Stewart McIlwham* Pei-Jee Ng* Andrew Tusa Mark Vines* David Whitehouse* * Player-Director

ADVISORY COUNCIL Martin Höhmann Chairman Robert Adediran Christopher Aldren Dr Manon Antoniazzi Richard Brass Helen Brocklebank Simon Callow CBE Desmond Cecil CMG Sir Alan Collins KCVO CMG Andrew Davenport William de Winton Guillaume Descottes Cameron Doley Christopher Fraser OBE Lord Hall of Birkenhead CBE Jonathan Harris CBE FRICS Marianna Hay Amanda Hill Rehmet Kassim-Lakha Jamie Korner Geoff Mann Clive Marks OBE FCA Stewart McIlwham Andrew Neill Jamie Njoku-Goodwin Nadya Powell Sir Bernard Rix Victoria Robey OBE Baroness Shackleton Thomas Sharpe QC Julian Simmonds Barry Smith Martin Southgate Andrew Swarbrick Chris Viney Laurence Watt Elizabeth Winter

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

DEVELOPMENT

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Laura Willis

Cristina Rocca

Development Director

David Burke

Development Events Manager

Premier: classical@premiercomms.com Tel: 020 7292 7355/ 020 7292 7335

Artistic Director

Vicky Moran

Chief Executive

Christina McNeill

CONCERT MANAGEMENT

Rosie Morden

Corporate Relations Manager Individual Giving Manager

Roanna Gibson

Anna Quillin

Concerts Director

Trusts and Foundations Manager

Graham Wood

Concerts and Recordings Manager

Izzy Keig Lewis Hammond

Fabio Sarlo

Development Assistants

Glyndebourne and Projects Manager

~ Nick Jackman

Grace Ko

Tours Manager

Alison Jones

Concerts and Recordings Co-ordinator

Recordings Consultant

Isabella Kernot

Education and Community Director (maternity leave)

Lindsay Wilson

Education and Community Director (maternity cover)

Talia Lash

Honorary Doctor

Mr Brian Cohen Mr Simon Owen-Johnstone

Finance Manager

Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeons

Jean-Paul Ramotar

Finance and IT Officer

Marketing Director

Mairi Warren

Marketing Manager

Alexandra Lloyd

Projects and Residencies Marketing Manager

Megan Macarte

Box Office Manager (maternity leave)

Alice Harvey

Box Office Manager (maternity cover)

Rachel Williams

Publications Manager

Rachel Smith

Website Manager

Education and Community Manager

Greg Felton

Emily Moss

Sophie Harvey

Education and Community Project Manager

Auditors

Honorary ENT Surgeon

Kath Trout

EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY

Solicitors

Frances Slack

MARKETING

Orchestra and Auditions Manager

Charles Russell Speechlys

FINANCE

Laura Kitson Stephen O’Flaherty

Hannah Verkerk

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Dr Barry Grimaldi

Librarians

Transport Manager

Recordings Archive

Kirstin Peltonen

Dayse Guilherme

Orchestra Personnel Manager

Damian Davis

Gillian Pole

Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP

Finance Director

Matthew Freeman

Stage Managers

Discographer

Mr Chris Aldren

Concerts and Tours Assistant

Sarah Holmes Sarah Thomas

Philip Stuart

Campaigns and Projects Director Development Associate

Christina Perrin

Andrew Chenery

ARCHIVES

Digital Creative Marketing and Digital Officer

Hannah Tripp

Education and Community Project Co-ordinator

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