BBC Philharmonic
17 Nov 2018, Leeds Town Hall

Britten - War Requiem

BBC Philharmonic
Britten - War Requiem
19:30 Sat 17 Nov 2018 Leeds Town Hall
Simon Wright, Benjamin Appl, Andrew Staples and Evelina Dobračeva join the BBC Philharmonic to perform Britten's War Requiem at Leeds Town Hall
Simon Wright, Benjamin Appl, Andrew Staples and Evelina Dobračeva join the BBC Philharmonic to perform Britten's War Requiem at Leeds Town Hall

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A powerful statement of the composer’s pacifist beliefs – composed in the shadow of the Second World War, but harking back to the carnage of the First via the war poetry of Wilfred Owen – Britten’s War Requiem today remains one of the most devastating artistic responses to conflict: a work that mourns but also rages against the senseless violence and destruction of war. Emotionally direct and uncompromising, the work retains a prophetic tone even today.

Please note: there is no interval