By scchoir at 20:26 on 29/10/13
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A major concert performance of Britten's choral masterpiece with the 100-piece Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, combined choruses (Bristol Choral Society, Gloucester Choral Society & Bristol Cathedral choristers) and three fine soloists (soprano Alwyn Mellor, tenor James Gilchrist & baritone Stephan Loges), totalling well over 400 performers, all conducted by Adrian Partington.
The War Requiem ingeniously incorporates settings of Wilfred Owen poems into the traditional Latin text of the Requiem, creating a work of extraordinary emotional power and intensity, and this promises to be an epic and unmissable performance of this work marking the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten's birth.
This concert is part of 'The World Changed – Extreme Times, Extraordinary Music', a city-wide series of unique events looking at the seismic shifts taking place around the period of the First World War - a partnership between St George's and Bristol Music Trust supported by Arts Council England and Bristol 2014.
Also part of the Colston Hall International Classical Concert Season and Britten100 weekend.
Bristol Choral Society
Gloucester Choral Society
Choristers of Bristol Cathedral
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Adrian Partington (conductor)
Alwyn Mellor (soprano)
James Gilchrist (tenor)
Stephan Loges (baritone)
Tickets: £31, £26, £21, £15 (students £8, u18s £1), plus booking fee, are available
from Colston Hall by phone (0844 887 1500) or in person
Britten War Requiem, Bristol Choral Society, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Colston Hall Bristol 23 Nov 2013
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Handel's Messiah at Colston Hall, Bristol Choral Society, SAT 21 DEC
£400k - £450k pa + Negotiable
£500 - £1526 p day
£200 - £4,000 OTE