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University of York Choir & Symphony Orchestra: Britten's 'War Requiem'

Music - Choir Concert

Deangate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7HH

Tel: 01904 322439

University of York Choir & Symphony Orchestra: Britten's 'War Requiem'

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The Sir Christopher and Lady O'Donnell Concert

Catrin Woodruff, soprano
James Gilchrist, tenor
Stephan Loges, baritone
University of York Choir
University of York Chamber Orchestra
University of York Symphony Orchestra
Peter Seymour, conductor

Britten: War Requiem

The final concert of the season also marks the centenary of the end of World War I with Britten's searing non-liturgical setting of the Requiem Mass, commissioned for the 1962 consecration of Coventry Cathedral, rebuilt after its destruction in the Second World War. The traditional Latin mass text is interspersed with settings of poems by World War I poet Wilfred Owen. Three soloists are joined by chorus, boys' choir, organ, and full and chamber orchestras. The latter provides intimate accompaniment to the settings of Owen's poetry, here sung by English tenor James Gilchrist and German baritone Stephan Loges. Full orchestra is used for the Latin text sung by soprano Catrin Woodruff (a York alumna) and choirs. All forces come together for the devastating finale.

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Guide Prices

Adult: £14-£25; Concession £12-£23; Students £5

Road Directions

There is no parking available at York Minster but the nearest pay and display car parks are only a short walk away at Monk Bar (YO31 7QR), Union Terrace (YO31 7ES) and Bootham Row (YO30 7BP). For information about Blue Badge parking please contact the Box Office (01904 322439)

Public Transport Directions

York Minster is a short walk from city centre bus stops

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