Benjamin Britten's War Requiem
Conducted by Andrew O’Brien and Simon Bland and made up of musicians from our school, old pupils, Hertford Philharmonia, Royston Choral Society and local prep schools, this will be a rare opportunity to hear Britten’s masterpiece. Our soloists will be Soprano Nina Bennet, Tenor James Way and Baritone Lukas Kargl.
The War Requiem, is regarded by many as a masterpiece in the non-operatic sphere. Britten intersperses his setting of the traditional Latin Missa pro Defunctis with nine poems of the First World War poet Wilfred Owen. Written in a direct style, the War Requiem carries overwhelming conviction, and concert audiences the world over continue to respond to its timeless relevance.
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