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September – December 2013

Great Group Discounts! Save up to 35% off all ticket prices

St Paul’s Cathedral

Tickets £40 – £8.40 (after discounts)

Rutter’s Requiem at St Paul’s Cathedral Thursday 14th November 2013, 7.30pm John Rutter Conductor The Purcell Singers

Dear Group Travel Organiser, I am delighted to bring you details of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s autumn 2013 London season of concerts, for which groups of just 10 or more people save up to 35% off tickets.

Rutter Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge Vaughan Williams Symphony No.5 Rutter Requiem

From The Very Best of John Barry to the Best of Broadway, and from our Grand Opera Gala to Rutter’s Requiem at St Paul’s Cathedral, there is something in our brand new season for everyone.

For one night only, the Orchestra welcomes eminent composer and conductor John Rutter. In addition to conducting his breathtaking Requiem and Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge in the splendid grandeur of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Orchestra will perform Vaughan Williams’ Fifth Symphony, a tour de force of orchestral prowess.

Prices for John Rutter’s Requiem at St Paul’s Cathedral Seating Areas Ticket 20% Discount 30% Discount Please refer to the seating plan below. Price 10-29 people 30+ people Dome / Front Nave £50 £40 £35 Middle Nave / Front Transepts £42 £33.60 £29.40 Middle Nave / Front Transepts £32 £25.60 £22.40 Rear Nave / Rear Transepts £22 £17.60 £15.40 Restricted View £12 £9.60 £8.40

A huge thank you to everyone who voted for me to win the Excellence Award at the 2012 Group Leisure Magazine Awards. It was a great honour to win, and I very much look forward to continue helping to ensure that bringing a group to see the RPO perform is as straightforward and as enjoyable as possible.

Booking fees apply. Transept

Stage Dome



We hope to see you and your group to an RPO concert soon! With best wishes,

Please note that this seating plan may not be exact and is for general reference only.

Jo Thomson Friends’ and Groups’ Co-ordinator page 2

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Royal Albert Hall

Tickets £37.50 – £9.75 (after discounts)

Stars and Showstoppers

The Very Best of John Barry Friday 4th October 2013, 7.30pm Nic Raine Conductor Alison Jiear, Lance Ellington Vocalists Tommy Pearson Presenter

John Barry had huge success in the world of film music, having written some of the best soundtracks for the silver screen including, of course, the James Bond films. This concert celebrates his music and features hit pieces from: Goldfinger, Dances with Wolves, The Black Hole, Midnight Cowboy, Diamonds are Forever, From Russia with Love, Out of Africa, Born Free, Moonraker, Zulu… and many more! Conductor Nic Raine is joined by guest vocalists Alison Jiear and Lance Ellington. Presented by Tommy Pearson, a renowned authority on film music.

Best of Broadway Wednesday 6th November 2013, 7.30pm David Firman Conductor Mary Carewe, Ria Jones, Michael Dore, Graham Bickley Vocalists All your favourite songs from best-selling Broadway shows performed at London’s most iconic venue. Including hit songs from: Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Sweeney Todd, Cats, West Side Story, Mamma Mia… and many more!

Prices for The Very Best of John Barry and Best of Broadway only. Seating Areas Ticket 25% Discount 35% Discount Please refer to the seating plan on page 4. Price 10-29 people 30+ people Stalls £50 £37.50 £32.50 Loggia Boxes £50 £37.50 £32.50 Second Tier Boxes (Side Stalls not applicable) £45 £33.75 £29.25 £42 £31.50 £27.30 Front Arena (rows 1-15) £38 £28.50 £24.70 Rear Arena (rows 16-29) £32 £24 £20.80 Front Circle (rows 1-4) £28 £21 £18.20 Mid Choir (rows 1-3) £23 £17.25 £14.95 Rear Circle (rows 5-7) £23 £17.25 £14.95 Upper Choir (rows 4-9) £15 £11.25 £9.75 Side Circle (Restricted View) Booking fees apply.

New for 2013: a mesmerising tribute to the music of Les Misérables: including Bring Him Home,

One Day More, I Dreamed a Dream and more from the worldwide blockbuster film and Broadway production. Group Bookings Line 020 7608 8840

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Royal Albert Hall

Tickets £30 – £5.20 (after discounts)

Organ Choir

The Great Classics

Choir Stage

Grand Opera Gala Front A Arena

Sunday 27th October 2013, 3pm Matinée performance Renato Balsadonna Conductor Claire Rutter Soprano Gardar Thor Cortes Tenor Stephen Gadd Baritone Barts Choir This season sees the return of the fantastic Grand Opera Gala at the magnificent Royal Albert Hall, featuring a stellar line-up of vocalists. British soprano Claire Rutter, baritone Stephen Gadd and Classical Brit nominee Gardar Thor Cortes will be joined on stage by Renato Balsadonna from the Royal Opera House and Barts Choir. An unforgettable afternoon devoted to the most popular operatic arias of all time, written by some of the world’s greatest composers. Magnificent music from well-known operas, including: The Barber of Seville, The Magic Flute, Rigoletto, Madame Butterfly, The Pearl Fishers, Candide, Die Fledermaus, Turandot, Carmen… and many more!


E Rear Arena C D Stalls Stalls


Circle Prices for Grand Opera Gala only. Seating Areas Please refer to the seating plan above. Stalls Loggia Boxes Second Tier Boxes / Side Stalls Front Arena (rows 1-15) Rear Arena (rows 16-29) Front Circle (rows 1-4) Rear Circle (rows 5-7) Side Circle (Restricted View)

Ticket Price £40 £40 £32 £32 £22 £17 £12 £8


25% Discount 10-29 people £30 £30 £24 £24 £16.50 £12.75 £9 £6



35% Discount 30+ people £26 £26 £20.80 £20.80 £14.30 £11.05 £7.80 £5.20


Please note that Choir seats are NOT available for the Grand Opera Gala. Booking fees apply.

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Tickets £30 – £9.75 (after discounts)

September & October

PHOTO. Andrea Joynt

Cadogan Hall

Natasha Paremski performs Schumann

conducts Berlioz, Beethoven & Brahms

Grzegorz Nowak

Tasmin Little

Wednesday 18th September 2013, 7.30pm

Tuesday 8th October 2013, 7.30pm

Saturday 19th October 2013, 7.30pm

Paul Daniel Conductor Natasha Paremski Piano

Grzegorz Nowak Conductor Robert Davidovici Violin

Bramwell Tovey Conductor Tasmin Little Violin

Dvorˇák Carnival Overture Schumann Piano Concerto Dvorˇák Symphony No.7

Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture Beethoven Violin Concerto Brahms Symphony No.1

Bizet L’Arlésienne Suite No.1 Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2, ‘Little Russian’

In this concert of Romantic masterpieces, Natasha Paremski (pictured) joins internationally renowned conductor Paul Daniel to perform Schumann’s Piano Concerto. The evening concludes in a flourish with Dvorˇák’s Symphony No.7.

The RPO’s Principal Associate Conductor Grzegorz Nowak (pictured) conducts Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture and Brahms’ passionate First Symphony. The highlight of the evening will be Beethoven’s Violin Concerto performed by celebrated violinist Robert Davidovici.

International star Tasmin Little (pictured) joins Grammy Award-winning conductor Bramwell Tovey to perform Bruch’s glorious Violin Concerto No.1. Bizet’s spirited and lively L’Arlésienne Suite and Tchaikovsky’s ‘Little Russian’ complete the evening’s programme of Romantic masterworks.

Group Bookings Line 020 7608 8840

performs Bruch

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Cadogan Hall

Tickets £30 – £9.75 (after discounts)


Barry Wordsworth conducts Tchaikovsky

Tuesday 12 November 2013, 7.30pm Barry Wordsworth Conductor Yoon-Hee Kim Violin Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky Swan Lake (excerpts) Renowned conductor Barry Wordsworth takes the helm for this all-Tchaikovsky programme. The string section come to the fore in the passionate Serenade for Strings, but the centrepiece of the evening is Tchaikovsky’s exceptional Violin Concerto performed by South Korean virtuoso Yoon-Hee Kim (pictured). Excerpts from the enchanting Swan Lake, with its memorable melodies and spellbinding themes, complete the evening.

Jamie Walton performs Elgar

Thursday 28th November 2013, 7.30pm Christoph Koenig Conductor Jamie Walton Cello Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin Elgar Cello Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 Internationally renowned English cellist Jamie Walton (pictured) joins Christoph Koenig to perform Elgar’s haunting Cello Concerto. Its lingering melodies and stirring themes perfectly complement Tchaikovsky’s celebrated Fifth Symphony and Ravel’s colourful Le tombeau de Couperin.

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Cadogan Hall


Tickets £30 – £9.75 (after discounts) Sunday 8th December 2013, 3.30pm Matinée performance Debbie Wiseman Conductor James Loynes Vocalist Simon Bates, Nigel Havers, George Layton Narrators Anderson Sleigh Ride Wiseman The Ugly Duckling Wiseman Jubilee Gigue Wiseman Tom’s Midnight Garden Suite Wiseman The Christmas Party - world premiére Elgar Salut d’Amour Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Waltz Berlin, arr. Bateman White Christmas Martin/Blane, arr. Dunk Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Cadogan Hall ticket prices and seating areas STAGE





As winter sets in, we warm up with a concert full of festive cheer, from Tchaikovsky’s magical Sleeping Beauty Waltz to Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. Special guest narrators Simon Bates, Nigel Havers and George Layton join Welsh baritone James Loynes in this afternoon show that features the world première of conductor and composer Debbie Wiseman’s The Christmas Party. Special guests subject to availability.

Group Bookings Line 020 7608 8840

Ticket Price 25% Discount 35% Discount Stalls/Gallery 10-29 people 30+ people £40 £30 £26 £32.50 £24.38 £21.13 £25 £18.75 £16.25 £15 £11.25 £9.75

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Group Booking Information Telephone: 020 7608 8840 Email: Website:

RPO Groups Package • Groups of 10-29 save up to 25% off all ticket prices • Groups of 30+ save up to 35% off all ticket prices • Free concert programmes • Free pair of tickets for every group booking made • Seats may be held until eight weeks before the concert date

Winner of the 2012 Group Leisure Magazine’s Excellence Award.

All details correct at time of going to press.

‘Our group really enjoyed the concert and all the arrangements went smoothly including our coach being able to park right outside the front door of the Hall!’ Helen Williams - Farnham Common Community Library ‘A big thank you for all you did for us to have such a fabulous day yesterday. Our group really enjoyed it, even those who didn’t know what to expect. The seats were super.’ Alan Prockter - Milton Keynes National Trust Association ‘Our people thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas Cracker concert. Thank you for all your help.’ Tina & Dave Houghton - C & J Tours Ltd.

Great Group Discounts - Autumn 2013  

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