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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 47: Britten – War Requiem

Thursday 21 August 2014 - 7:30 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 47 Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve

Scheduled end time: 9:15pm

War Requiem 95'

Susan Gritton soprano
Toby Spence tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann baritone

BBC Proms Youth Choir
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons

There will be no interval

'My subject is War, and the pity of War.' Wilfred Owen's shattering verse sits at the heart of Britten's War Requiem - that great pacifist outpouring of horror and sorrow.

To mark 100 years since the start of the 1914–18 conflict, the War Requiem is performed here by the same orchestra that premiered it in 1962.

The CBSO and Music Director Andris Nelsons are joined by the BBC Proms Youth Choir in its third great English choral work, following powerful performances of Tippett's A Child of Our Time (2012) and Vaughan Williams's A Sea Symphony (2013).