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Music, Sat 17 Nov 2018

BBC Philharmonic

BBC Philharmonic


BBC Philharmonic
Leeds Festival Chorus
City of Glasgow Chorus
Cantabile Choir

Simon Wright - conductor
Evelina Dobračeva - soprano
Andrew Staples - tenor
Benjamin Appl - baritone

Britten - War Requiem Listen []

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Steve Muir.

Britten’s choral masterpiece delicately weaves the Latin Mass with nine of Wilfred Owen’s war poems through the voices of three soloists, two orchestras and choirs of adults and children. Britten brutally bares the reality of one human obeying an order to kill another through heartwrenching harmony, melody and orchestration.

Britten had a strong message: _“My subject is War, and the Pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity... all a
poet can do today is warn”_, is the Owen inscription on the title page.

In a concert marking the 100th anniversary of the end of The Great War, we also remember the members of Leeds Festival Chorus and ancestors of the choruses performing this evening who served during the conflict.

The concert will be finished by approximately 9pm. Please note there is no interval in this concert. 

This concert is part of The City Remembers programme. 

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 Nov 2018 19:30 to 00:00


A £38.16, B £36.04, C £31.80, D £24.91, E £18.55,  Over 60s: £1.50 off Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off (including booking fees)



    Leeds International Concert Season


    Leeds Town Hall,
    The Headrow,
    LS1 3AD



    See location of Leeds Town Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 297338  Lat: 53.80038 Long: -1.54971

    By Road: From all directions head into Leeds city centre, upon arrival at the city follow signs for the city loop road (the one way system around the city centre). The Town Hall is found at junction 3 of the loop, and parking is found in nearby streets and The Light car park.

    By Public Transport: From Leeds City Station, exit the station by the Queens hotel. Cross the road to the Park Plaza hotel and head straight up Park Row. Turn left at the crossroads at the junction with The Headrow, the Town Hall is found at the next crossroads. If travelling by bus, from Leeds Bus Station walk up New York Street to Kirkgate Market. Turn right into Vicar Lane and then at the crossroads, turn left to The Headrow. Walk for approximately five minutes and you will arrive outside the Town Hall


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality