Britten: War Requiem in Rochester Cathedral

17th November 2018

17th November 2018

19:30 To 21:30

Tickets: £20 (unreserved), £5 (students )

http://www.rochesterchoral.co.uk/tickets

Rochester Cathedral, The Precinct, Rochester, UK

01634 401049

Website

Rochester Choral Society
Rochester Choral Society
Address: Rochester ME1 1SX, UK

Event Description

On Saturday 17th November, Rochester’s ancient Cathedral will be the solemnly timeless setting for this concert commemorating the centenary of the end of World War I. Rochester Choral Society will join forces with the City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Sinfonietta Chamber Soloists and singers from Sutton Valence Choral Society and Thanet Festival Choir to perform one of the towering masterpieces of 20th century music, the War Requiem by Benjamin Britten. This powerfully emotional work juxtaposes the Latin Mass for the Dead with poems by the First World War poet, Wilfred Owen (killed in action during the final week of hostilities), which vividly convey the horror and devastation of war.

Vocal soloists will be:
Soprano – Susan Young
Tenor – Clifford Lister
Bass – Colin Campbell

 

Organizers

Rochester Choral Society

Information and tickets available from:

http://www.rochesterchoral.co.uk/concerts
or telephone: 01634 401049

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