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Britten's War Requiem

Sunday, November 24, 2013 8:15 PM
Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Series Name: Choral Masterpieces Mini Series
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The classical music world celebrates the centenary of British composer Benjamin Britten in 2013. James Conlon, music director of the Los Angeles Opera, brings a massive troupe of more than 300 artists (including an organist) to bring Britten’s colossal War Requiem to life.

A work with a powerful message, the War Requiem is one of the most stunning musical creations of the 20th century. Written as an anti-war appeal, Britten used traditional Latin text interspersed with poems of World War I poet Wilfred Owen, who was tragically killed at age 25, a mere week before the Armistice.


James Conlon, conductor
Tamara Wilson, soprano
Joseph Kaiser, tenor
Phillip Addis, baritone
The Colburn Orchestra (Yehuda Gilad, music director)
Members of USC Thornton Symphony
USC Thornton Chamber Singers (Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, conductor)
USC Thornton Concert Choir (Dr. Christian Grases, conductor)
Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir from CSU-Long Beach (Dr. Jonathan Talberg, director)
CSU-Fullerton University Singers (Dr. Robert Istad, conductor)
Chapman University Singers (Dr. Stephen Coker, director)
Los Angeles Children's Chorus (Anne Tomlinson, artistic director)


BRITTEN: War Requiem

Please note: There will be no late seating and no intermission for this performance.

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Pre-Concert Lecture

Pre-concert lecture by Dr. William Hall, 7pm

Please note: The pre-concert lecture will be taking place at the Studio Performance Space, located on the 3rd floor of the concert hall.


Save 20% when you buy tickets to any two Fall 2013 concerts when you use promotion code FALL20.
- Britten's War Requiem: November 24, 2013, 8:15pm
- Camera Lucida: November 26, 2013, 8pm

A 2-ticket minimum per concert to any two Fall 2013 performances must be purchased to receive discount. Valid only through the Philharmonic Society. Mention code FALL20 when ordering. No discounts to prior purchases. Based on availability. Although rare, all dates, times, artists, programs, and ticket prices are subject to change.

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