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
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…