War Requiem – Benjamin Britten – Get Tickets
Russell Braun, baritone
Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano
Thomas Cooley, tenor
Grand Philharmonic Choir
Grand Philharmonic Children’s Choir
Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir
University of Waterloo Chamber Choir
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.
“[Braun gave a] breathtaking performance that is at once mighty and touchingly human.” – Toronto Star
“Cooley… sang with supernal sweetness… his voice soaring from on high in the dress circle.” – New York Times