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Proms 2018 Prom 72: Britten's War Requiem

Prom 72
Prom 72: Britten's War Requiem
19:00 Thu 6 Sep 2018 Royal Albert Hall
Britten’s War Requiem is one of classical music’s most devastating musical responses to the horrors of war. Peter Oundjian and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and are joined by soloists Erin Wall, Allan Clayton and Russell Braun.
Britten’s War Requiem is one of classical music’s most devastating musical responses to the horrors of war. Peter Oundjian and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and are joined by soloists Erin Wall, Allan Clayton and Russell Braun.

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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. The Huddersfield Choral Society, RSNO Chorus (175 this year) and RSNO Junior Chorus (40 this year) join the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and its outgoing Music Director Peter Oundjian for a performance marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

There will be no interval

Image: Erin Wall © Kristin Hoebermann

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