Benjamin Britten's War Requiem

April 13, 2018 - 7:30 PM
April 14, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Dale F. Halton Theater, CPCC

The College of Arts + Architecture and Central Piedmont Community College mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI with performances of Benjamin Britten’s powerful War Requiem

Britten's War Requiem was commissioned for the 1962 consecration of the Coventry Cathedral in England, which had been destroyed in World War II. Instead of being rebuilt, the Medieval cathedral was left in ruins as a garden of remembrance and a new, modernist cathedral was built alongside it, becoming an architectural symbol of resurrection and reconciliation. 

War Requiem also blends ancient and modern. The text interweaves movements of the Catholic Requiem Mass with poetry by Wilfred Owen, a young British soldier who was killed on the Western Front just before the Armistice that ended World War I.  

In a monumental production, faculty and students from the UNC Charlotte Department of Music will join forces with 100 other professional, community, and student musicians to present this moving tribute to world peace.

Tickets are $20 for general public, $18 for seniors, $8 for students, and free for veterans and active military. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.

These performances are part of Sensoria: A Celebration of Literature & the Arts at Central Piedmont Community College.  WFAE 90.7fm is the media partner.

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