Past Event
Classical Music

War Requiem

Fri 9 Feb 2018

Orchestre de Picardie
Brighton Festival Chorus
Brighton Festival Youth Choir
Arie van Beek - Conductor
Ian Bostridge - Tenor
Gerald Finley - Baritone
Claire Booth - Soprano

Drawing on the poetry of Wilfred Owen alongside the traditional words of the Requiem Mass, Britten’s War Requiem is both an eloquent tribute to the fallen of the Great War and a heartfelt plea for peace. This performance of a searing masterpiece also marks the centenary of the end of World War One.

The Chorus joins Britten Sinfonia and the Orchestre de Picardie, based in Amiens in the heart of what was the Western Front, for a unique British–French collaboration. A roster of top-flight soloists alongside the massed ranks of choral singers and instrumentalists promise an evening of unforgettable power.