Fifty years ago today in Coventry Cathedral, the CBSO made world history. Benjamin Britten composed his War Requiem to celebrate the consecration of the new Cathedral, but it’s become one of the defining masterpieces of the twentieth century: a devastating meditation on the pity of war that’s every bit as relevant today.
On the fiftieth anniversary of that legendary premiere, CBSO returns to Coventry as part of the Cathedral’s Golden Jubilee celebrations. And with three of the world’s greatest singers as soloists, this promises to be one of the artistic highlights of 2012.
Andris Nelsons conductor
Erin Wall soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann baritone
CBSO Chorus & Youth Chorus
Britten War Requiem 80’
Please note Kristine Opolais has withdrawn from this concert as she is indisposed. CBSO are grateful to Erin Wall who has agreed to take her place at short notice.
£20, £30, £40*
Please note: Tickets for this event are no longer available from the THSH Box Office. There are VERY FEW tickets remaining for this event, they will be availbe to purchase at Coventry Cathedral prior to the performance (subject to availability).Please be aware that availability is VERY LIMITED.