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Wednesday 30 May 2012 at 7.30pm

Coventry Cathedral

Andris Nelsons  conductor
Erin Wall  soprano
Mark Padmore  tenor
Hanno MŁller-Brachmann  baritone
CBSO Chorus & Youth Chorus  

Britten: War Requiem 85'
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Coventry Cathedral 2012 Jubilee 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 itís become one of the defining masterpieces of the twentieth century: a devastating meditation on the pity of war thatís every bit as relevant today. On the fiftieth anniversary of that legendary premiere, we return to Coventry as part of the Cathedralís Golden Jubilee celebrations. This promises to be one of the artistic highlights of 2012.

Information for audiences: Due to the live broadcasting, streaming and televising of this concert, please note that the doors will close at 7.25pm to enable a prompt start. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to admit latecomers. Please therefore ensure you allow plenty of time; the doors will open at 6.30pm. Information about parking in Coventry can be found here.

Please note Kristine Opolais has withdrawn from this concert as she is indisposed. We are grateful to Erin Wall who has agreed to take her place at short notice.

Find out what our musicians love about this music - watch music director Andris Nelsons and CBSO double bass section leader John Tattersdill discussing Britten’s War Requiem.

To listen to some of the music in this concert, and explore the rest of the season, using our Spotify playlists, click here.

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Please note that this concert is currently sold out. Any returns will be available via Symphony Hall Box Office online, by phone or in person.

If you like this concert, you might also like:
The Spirit of Defiance, Thursday 7 June
Nelsons conducts Shostakovich, Saturday 9 June
Symphony Hall 21st Anniversary Concert, Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 June