Evelina Dobracheva sings soprano in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem in St Paul’s Cathedral in June 2013

The performance was conducted by Edward Gardner with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

 


Read theguardian review of this concert

Britten’s War Requiem; Music in the Space Time Continuum
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, St Paul’s, London; Klangforum Wien, Kings Place, London

A silence as tangible as grief hung in the air at St Paul’s Cathedral last week – for nearly two minutes at the close of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem the audience sat mute, stunned by the bleak grandeur of it all. Conductor Edward Gardner kept his hands raised, willing the packed building to hold its applause, but he need not have troubled; no one wanted to break their own silent meditation…

 

FT review of Britten’s War Requiem in St Paul’s Cathedral

Britten’s War Requiem in St Paul’s Cathedral concert review on Bachtrack

 


If you missed this Haunting performance, you can hear Evelina Dobracheva sing Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem again in Canterbury Cathedral on 26 October 2013. The Canterbury Cathedral performance will again honour Britten’s reconciliatory ambition with British Benjamin Hulett and German Benjamin Appl joining the Russian soprano.

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