War Requiem

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War Requiem
October 19, 2013 7:30 pm
April 28, 2013
Centre in the Square
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101 Queen St. N., Kitchener

Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem  - Get Tickets

Russell Braun, baritone
Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano
Thomas Cooley, tenor
Grand Philharmonic Choir
Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir
Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir
Laurier Singers
University of Waterloo Chamber Choir
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
Mark Vuorinen, conductor

Saturday, October 19, 2013; 7:30 p.m.
Centre in the Square,
101 Queen Street North, Kitchener


The War Requiem is thought by many to be the greatest choral work of the 20th century.  Britten’s heart-breaking music combines with Wilfred Owen’s poetry of the First World War, and the words of the Requiem Mass, to bring us an experience full of moral and emotional depth.  Our performance marks Britten’s 100th birthday, and is offered in partnership with the Peace and Justice Studies Association academic conference, hosted in Waterloo.

Russell Braun, baritone

Russell Braun, baritone

“[Braun gave a] breathtaking performance that is at once mighty and touchingly human.” – Toronto Star

Thomas Cooley, tenor

Thomas Cooley, tenor

“Cooley… sang with supernal sweetness… his voice soaring from on high in the dress circle.” – New York Times

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