The Kennedy Center


The Washington Chorus presents Brahms's A German Requiem and Britten's Ballad of Heroes

Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:00 PM

The Washington Chorus begins its 58th season with Johannes Brahms’s magnificent A German Requiem, Op. 45, and Benjamin Britten’s Ballad of Heroes.

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The Washington Chorus
Christopher Bell, artistic director & conductor
Laura Choi Stuart, soprano
Rob McGinness, baritone

Brahms’s beloved Requiem looks to console the living, while Britten’s Ballad urges the listener to remember the sacrifices made on their behalf by soldiers killed in war. Artistic Director Christopher Bell conceived the program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day (November 11, 1918), which marked the end of World War I, and now recognized as Veterans Day in the United States.

Performance Timing: Part One - 20 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Two - 70 min.