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Great Choir: Britten's War Requiem

THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
7:30 PM – 9 PM, NAVE

Join us for this first performance of Britten’s War Requiem in the Cathedral since the 1990s under Kurt Masur. Over 350 choral singers, full symphony orchestra, organ and soloists gather will perform Benjamin Britten’s epic musical invocation of the perils of war. The traditional text of the Requiem Mass is interspersed with the poetry of Wilfred Owen, who himself perished in the Great War of a century ago. We mark that centennial with this performance.

WITH
Manhattan School of Music Symphony
Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Choir
Oratorio Society of New York
Cathedral Choristers

SOLOISTS
Susanna Phillips, soprano
John Matthew Myers, tenor
Matthew Worth, baritone

CONDUCTED BY
Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music
David Rosenmeyer, Associate Music Director of Oratorio Society of New York
Bryan Zaros, Associate Choirmaster at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

This is the first of two performances. The second performance is on Friday, April 7, 2017.

To learn more about the evening's soloists, please click here.

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