The Philadelphia Singers Chorale

The Philadelphia Singers Chorale was founded in 1991 as the symphonic chorus of the Philadelphia Singers (founded in 1972). It is composed of professional singers and talented volunteers. In its role as resident chorus of The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chorale appears with the Orchestra in all its choral subscription concerts, as well as annual performances of Handel's Messiah. Past performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra have included Verdi's Requiem, Ravel's Daphnis and Chloé for the opening of the Kimmel Center, Schoenberg's Gurrelieder, Liszt’s Dante Symphony, Mahler’s Second and Third symphonies, Brahms's Requiem, Haydn's Seasons, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and "Choral" Fantasy, Adams's Harmonium, Honegger's Joan of Arc at the Stake, Rossini's Stabat Mater, and Prokofiev's Ivan the Terrible. Members of the ensemble come from outstanding educational backgrounds, including the Curtis Institute, the Academy of Vocal Arts, the Juilliard School, the Peabody Conservatory, Westminster Choir College, the Eastman School of Music, and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, as well as vocal institutes in Austria, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.

David Hayes was appointed music director of The Philadelphia Singers Chorale in 1992. He studied conducting with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux School and with Otto-Werner Mueller at the Curtis Institute, where Mr. Hayes is a staff conductor; he is also director of orchestral and conducting studies at New York's Mannes School of Music. He has performed as guest conductor with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Sinfonia Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Relâche Ensemble, the Springfield (MA) Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, the American Repertory Ballet, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, and at the Verbier and Berkshire Choral festivals. Mr. Hayes is also a cover conductor for The Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"

Simona Šaturová, soprano
Yvonne Naef, mezzo-soprano
The Philadelphia Singers Chorale
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
ODE 1134-2D (2CD)

Released 02/2009

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