The Washington Chorus
Julian Wachner, music director & conductor
Jessica Muirhead, soprano
Vale Rideout, tenor
Christopher Burchett, baritone
--with the Children's Chorus of Washington
Joan Gregoryk, music director
Britten's War Requiem
The Grammy Award-winning Washington Chorus opens its 53rd season by celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten with his monumental masterpiece, War Requiem. With the power of two orchestras, two choruses, and a trio of soloists, the epic War Requiem became an instant classic when it premiered in 1962 at the rebuilt Coventry Cathedral. What better way to honor the Britten centenary than with a performance of one of the greatest choral works of the 20th century.
Performance Timing: 90 minutes, with no intermission
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