City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

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This concert has already taken place! € 98.00 | 83.00 | 57.00 | 30.00 | 12.00
This concert has already taken place! € 98.00 | 83.00 | 57.00 | 30.00 | 12.00

Benjamin Britten and Michael Tippett were the first important English composers of the 20th century to respond in their works to the political events of their time. Two of their best known and most moving works of confession can now be heard with an all-star cast conducted by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, namely Britten's »Sinfonia da Requiem« and Tippett's oratorio »A Child of Our Time«, both written around the year 1940.

Please note: Talise Trevigne has regrettably been forced to cancel her appearance in this concert due to illness. Soprano Claire Booth has kindly agreed to step in.


City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

CBSO Chorus

Claire Booth soprano

Felicity Palmer alto

Joshua Stewart tenor

Brindley Sherratt bass

conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla


Benjamin Britten
Sinfonia da Requiem op. 20

- Interval -

Michael Tippett
A Child of Our Time / Oratorium für Soli, Chor und Orchester

Pre-Concert Talk (in German)
19:00 / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Großer Saal

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