Benjamin Britten's War Requiem
German-British Commemoration Concert

98 min
Available from 06/11/2018 to 02/02/2019

On the centenary of the end of the First World War, conductor Andrew Manze brings together hundreds of musicians and choristers from Britain and Germany to perform Britten’s masterpiece in a special concert of commemoration in Hannover’s Kuppelsaal.

Britten’s War Requiem is a powerful and moving work exploring man’s inhumanity to man. Mixing the traditional Latin texts with poems by Wilfred Owen, who was killed in action in 1918, Britten intended the work as a gesture of reconciliation.

Scored for a very large ensemble, 470 musicians perform in this concert drawing from the NDR Philharmonie and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Liverpool Cathedral Choir, Mädchenchor Hannover, Knabenchor Hannover, Junges Vokalensemble Hannover, Bachchor Hannover and the Norddeutscher Figuralchor. Soloists are the soprano Susanne Bernhard, baritone Benjamin Appl and tenor Ed Lyon.


Music director :

Andrew Manze

Choir :

Mädchenchor Hannover, Knabenchor Hannover
Liverpool Cathedral Choir
Junges Vokalensemble Hannover, Bachchor Hannover, Norddeutscher Figuralchor

Orchestra :

NDR Radiophilharmonie, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

With :

Susanne Bernhard, Ed Lyon, Benjamin Appl

Country :

Germany

Year :

2018