Remembrance Sunday: Britten’s War Requiem

Sunday, 09.11.2014 15:00, Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX

Marin Alsop conductor
Natalia Tanasiiciuc soprano
Ben Johnson tenor
Johannes Kammler baritone
National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Voicelab Children’s Choir
Academy Symphony Orchestra

Britten War Requiem, op.66

Join Marin Alsop and Academy Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Benjamin Britten’s towering War Requiem. Combining the poems of one of the greatest of all war poets, Wilfred Owen, with Latin liturgical texts, Britten’s powerful work expresses the futility of war whilst at the same time honouring those killed in battle.

The concert forms part of a day that marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. If you choose a £15 ticket, you can also attend a series of talks and workshops which provide an insight into the history and the culture of the times surrounding Britten’s War Requiem. Investigate the history of World War I, take a closer look at the music and the composer and hear talks on related literature, poetry and films.

Tickets £15 (includes talks), £10 (concert only) from Southbank Centre Box Office: www.southbankcentre.co.uk, telephone 0844 875 0073 (open 9.00am-8.00pm, seven days a week)

http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/remembrance-sunday-brittens-84201

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