- Britten War Requiem , 90′
Unfortunately this concert has been cancelled due to the Coronovirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
For the first time Britten’s plea for peace and monument to the suffering of war is performed at Snape Maltings as part of the Aldeburgh Festival.
Britten’s life-long pacifism had been controversial in earlier decades, but by the early sixties his expression of deeply held humanitarian and internationalist beliefs provided solace and hope for a world still recovering from WWII’s unprecedented violence.
Snape Maltings is delighted to welcome Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla back to the festival to conduct an international cast of soloists and the CBSO, which premiered Britten’s masterpiece at the newly re-built Coventry Cathedral in May 1962.