War Requiem

Sunday 21 June 7pm (ends approx. 8.40pm, no interval)

From £5.00 to £55.00

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

Sunday 21 June 2020 - 7.00pm

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.

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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’

Venue Address:

Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP