Braimah Kanneh-Mason performs at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sunday 4th November 2018, 3pm 
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

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Nottingham Harmonic Choir
Orchestra da Camera
Southwell Minster Girls’ Choir
Conductor: Richard Lang
Violin: Braimah Kanneh-Mason
Tenor: Daniel Norman
Baritone: Benedict Nelson
Organ: Simon Hogan

To commemorate the end of the First World War, Nottingham Harmonic Choir present two contrasting, powerful and poignant works of the twentieth century repertoire. The momentous War Requiem, the most profound statement of Benjamin Britten’s pacifist convictions, still has the power to move us almost 60 years after its first performance.  With vocal lines reflecting the anguish of war, and orchestrally created sounds of firing guns and cannon, the tension is palpable, and is a cry from the heart.

Contrast this with the clarity and beauty of Vaughan Williams’ Lark Ascending, written as the war began, evoking the sense of freedom for which millions would willingly give their lives.

Organised by Nottingham Harmonic Choir in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, The Royal British Legion and Nottingham City Council