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Britten War Requiem

 10 November 2013 at 7pm 

Britten War Requiem

Royal Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
020 7589 8212


Semyon Bychkov conductor
Sabina Cvilak soprano
Andrew Kennedy tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
BBC Symphony Chorus
Crouch End Festival Chorus
The Choristers of Westminster Abbey

‘My subject is war, and the pity of war.’

Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem interweaves the poetry of Wilfred Owen with the words of the Requiem Mass in a deeply moving and powerful work. Written for the consecration of Coventry Cathedral after its destruction in the Second World War, this great work remains as relevant today as ever. Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus and superb soloists in a performance of the work in Britten’s 100th anniversary year, on Remembrance Sunday and in an iconic building whose association with remembrance goes back nearly a century.

Event in association with the Royal British Legion


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