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Saturday 23 November 2013, 7.30pm
Colston Hall, Bristol
Britten - War Requiem
Bristol Choral Society
Gloucester Choral Society
Choristers of Bristol Cathedral
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Adrian Partington (conductor)
Alwyn Mellor (soprano)
James Gilchrist (tenor)
Stephan Loges (baritone)
A major concert performance of Britten's monumental choral masterpiece marking the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth.
The War Requiem ingeniously incorporates settings of Wilfred Owen poems into the traditional Latin text of the Requiem, creating a work of extraordinary emotional power and intensity.
Commissioned to mark the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral following its destruction in World War 2, Britten's impassioned plea for peace and reconciliation is scored for huge forces including two orchestras, large choir, boys' choir plus three soloists, and well over 400 performers will gather for this epic and unmissable performance.
This concert is part of 'The World Changed – Extreme Times, Extraordinary Music', a city-wide series of unique events looking at the seismic shifts taking place around the period of the First World War - a partnership between St George's and Bristol Music Trust supported by Arts Council England and Bristol 2014.
Also part of the Colston Hall International Classical Concert Season and Britten100 weekend.
Tickets: £31, £26, £21, £15 (students £8, u18s £1), plus booking fee, are available
from Colston Hall by phone (0844 887 1500) or in person
Britten War Requiem, Bristol Choral Society, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Colston Hall Bristol 23 Nov 2013
Bristol Choral Society, Gloucester Choral Society and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on stage at Colston Hall
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013
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