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War Requiem
Tuesday 27 November 2012 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall, London
CONDUCTOR - David Hill
Soprano - Sally Matthews
Tenor - John Mark Ainsley
Baritone - Alan Opie
The Bach Choir
Eltham College Trebles
55, 42, 35, 28, 22, 17, 12, 9

BRITTEN War Requiem

An unmissable performance of this exceptionally powerful work, in honour of Britten's forthcoming centenary and performed alongside The Bach Choir a choir conducted by Britten himself for his seminal recording of the work. As a pacifist, Britten relished the opportunity to explore the futility of war, while paying tribute to its dead. The work combines texts from the Latin Requiem Mass with poems by the First World War poet Wilfred Owen. The result is music of haunting power and exceptional beauty. Not to be missed.

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This concert is promoted in association with The Bach Choir.