Prom 47: Britten – War Requiem

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Thursday 21 August
7.30pm – c9.15pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and opera, For singers

  • Britten

    • War Requiem (95 mins)
  • Susan Gritton soprano
  • Toby Spence tenor
  • Hanno Müller-Brachmann baritone
  • BBC Proms Youth Choir
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Andris Nelsons conductor

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About this event

‘My subject is War, and the pity of War.’ Wilfred Owen’s shattering verse sits at the heart of Britten’s War Requiem – that great pacifist outpouring of horror and sorrow. To mark 100 years since the start of the 1914–18 conflict, the War Requiem is performed here by the same orchestra that premiered it in 1962.

The CBSO and Music Director Andris Nelsons are joined by the BBC Proms Youth Choir in its third great English choral work, following powerful performances of Tippett’s A Child of Our Time (2012) and Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony (2013).

There will be no interval

 

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