Sunday 21 June 7pm (ends approx. 8.40pm, no interval)From £5.00 to £55.00
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
For the first time Britten’s plea for peace and monument to the suffering of war is performed at Snape Maltings as part of the Aldeburgh Festival.
Britten’s life-long pacifism had been controversial in earlier decades, but by the early sixties his expression of deeply held humanitarian and internationalist beliefs provided solace and hope for a world still recovering from WWII’s unprecedented violence.
We are delighted to welcome Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla back to the festival to conduct an international cast of soloists and the CBSO, which premiered Britten’s masterpiece at the newly re-built Coventry Cathedral in May 1962.
Booking opens on Tuesday 18 February at 10am
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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
City of Birmingham Chorus and Youth Choruses
Tatiana Pavlovskaya soprano
Allan Clayton tenor
Florian Boesch baritone
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conductor
Britten War Requiem 90’