165 choral voices unite with Maestra Miller and the Victoria Symphony to present Britten’s War Requiem, a deeply passionate statement about the immense impact of war. This overwhelmingly moving Requiem, told through music, poetry and prayer, will honour our country’s relationship to peace and our sacrifices of the past.
“Any new Requiem setting has to compete with Verdi’s and Faure’s and Mozart’s treatment of the same words. Britten has approached the task in his own fresh and deeply felt way. It is not a Requiem to console the living; sometimes it does not even help the dead to sleep soundly. It can only disturb every living soul, for it denounces the barbarism more or less awake in mankind with all the authority that a great composer can muster. There is no doubt at all…that it is Britten’s masterpiece.” – William Man (published in The Times, 1962).
Click here to read a letter from Maestra Miller inviting you to attend this concert. Pre-concert Tania Talk starts at 7:00!
Read the Wildred Owen poetry Britten used for the Requiem here.
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For more background on this concert, click here for complete program notes.
FREE OPEN REHEARSAL – November 6
Open Rehearsal: Britten’s War Requiem
When: Thursday, November 6 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm (Royal Theatre, doors open at 6:30)
What: Watch Tania Miller lead a rehearsal of over 200 performers: the orchestra, three soloists and 160+ choir members. A microphone will allow you to hear every bit of instruction Tania offers the hundreds of musicians as they prepare this epic masterpiece.