The weekend of 10th and 11th November 2018 will see commemorations across the world of the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, often referred to as 'the war to end all wars'. On Saturday 10th November, the eve of the centenary, Woodbridge Choral Society will be presenting a very special performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem at Snape Maltings Concert Hall. The unique opportunity to sing this particular work on this particular occasion in Britten's musical home will be a very great privilege and a wonderful way of contributing to the Armistice centenary.
We have created War Requiem 100 to highlight this special performance and a series of complementary cultural events which we will be organising in advance of the performance. We hope that these will help everyone to learn more about the music, the poetry and the images which most powerfully depict the impact of the Great War on humanity.
The performance at 7.30pm on Saturday 10th November 2018 will feature Claire Weston (Soprano), Edward Leach (Tenor) and Morgan Pearse (Baritone). Woodbridge Choral Society, directed by Andrew Leach, will be joined by the Kingfisher Sinfonia, the Gainsborough Ensemble and the Woodbridge School Cantabile Choir.
If you would like to join us to sing the War Requiem, we would love to hear from you. Rehearsals begin on Saturday 1st September with a Come and Sing workshop, 9.30am-12.30pm at the Woodbridge Methodist Church.