War Requiem – from Latin mass for the dead to 20th century poetry

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War Requiem
Dona nobis pacem – Give us peace

On 5th June 2013 you may have the opportunity to see and hear  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Grieghallen performing Benjamin’s Britten War Requiem. His grandiose protest against war will be announce by three soloists, two orchestras, two choirs and a full-size organ. This 20th century’s piece of art is based on the Latin mass for the dead and poems by Wilfred Owen, the British poet who was shot in World War I.

I have to admit, that I am not a pacifist, but war is not something what I would like to see. Anywhere. I prefer to breathe, than to eat the ground with crushed teeth.

Britten said:

“My subject is War, and the pity of War.

The Poetry is in the pity …

All a poet can do today is warn.”

I am not so much into this music, but If I am in mood… you know. That is also why I can’t give you much historical feedback here. But – if you want know more, check here or on the Festspillene site.

from fib.no

WAR REQUIEM is performed by:

ANDREW LITTON conductor
HALLDIS RØNNING conductor
EMILY MAGEE soprano
JOHN MARK AINSLEY tenor
FLORIAN BOESCH baritone
HÅKON MATTI SKREDE choirmaster
BERGEN PHILHARMONIC orchestra
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
COLLEGIUM MUSICUM CHOIR
BERGEN PHLHARMONIC CHOIR
KORVEST
BERGEN BOYS’ CHOIR
SOLIHULL SCHOOL BOYS’ CHOIR
OLIVER M WALKER

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976) War Requiem, op. 66
Requiem aeternamn
Dies irae
Offertorium
Sanctus
Agnus Dei
Libera

Wednesday 05 June
18:00 – 19:25

PRICES
Full price NOK 190,00 – 470,00
Under 30 years NOK 150,00 – 150,00
Senior NOK  140,00 – 420,00

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