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Friday 14 April 2023

7:30pm at Hamer Hall

Saturday 15 April 2023

7:30pm at Hamer Hall

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Jaime Martín conductor
Samantha Clarke soprano
Toby Spence tenor
David Greco baritone
Gondwana Voices
Lyn Williams AM children's chorus director
MSO Chorus
Warren Trevelyan-Jones chorus director


Britten War Requiem

About this performance

The MSO is joined by the MSO Chorus, Gondwana Voices and a stellar line up of soloists for Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem – a moving and unsettling pacifist commentary on the horrors of war.

Britten’s War Requiem was composed for the 1962 opening of a newly-built cathedral in Coventry, England – situated next to the ruins of its predecessor, obliterated during the Second World War.

With his unique harmonic voice, Britten’s beautiful and deeply sobering setting of text by WWI poet Wilfred Owen and the Latin Requiem provides direct pacifist commentary while also honouring and remembering the lives of those lost.

Prepare for one of the biggest, boldest MSO performances of the year!

Duration: approx. 90 minutes, no interval

Listen to Britten's War Requiem

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Friday 14 April at 6.45pm
Saturday 15 April at 6.45pm

Hamer Hall Stalls Foyer

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