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Britten’s War Requiem 2018

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As 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, The Burford Singers are combining forces with the distinguished Surrey-based  English Arts Chorale and the choristers of Bristol Cathedral in performing this landmark work.

The work is scored for full-size symphony orchestra (including a massive percussion section) plus chamber ensemble of thirteen players, chorus, three soloists, boys’ choir and organ, and presents a huge challenge technically and logistically.

With such huge forces involved, larger venues than normal have had to be found, and we shall move our summer concert to the delightful surroundings of Tewkesbury Abbey. The date will be Saturday 23rd June 2018.

Two weeks earlier we shall have given a performance with the same partners in Winchester Cathedral on Saturday 9th June 2018.

Conductors: Brian Kay and Leslie Olive

Soloists:

Linda Richardson (Soprano)

James Gilchrist (Tenor)

Quentin Hayes (Baritone)

Further details will be available later in 2017.

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