Thursday December 12, 2019

North-South orchestral ‘embrace’ for War Requiem

15th January, 2015

A powerful and profound experience is promised when the centenary of World War I is marked in Belfast next Friday with a unique collaboration between two of this island’s major music institutions, the Ulster Orchestra from the north, and the RTE Concert Orchestra from the south.

The performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, hailed as a contemporary masterpiece when it premiered in 1962, will be the first in Belfast for 15 years. It...

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