War Requiem

War Requiem

Nov 11, 2018 03:00 PM
Civic Center Music Hall
Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre

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Presented By Canterbury Voices

On the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I, Canterbury presents Benjamin Britten’s 20th century masterwork “War Requiem”. The piece combines text from the traditional Latin requiem with the poetry of Wilfred Owens, a young soldier who died in combat one week prior to the armistice signing. Canterbury will collaborate with students from its Canterbury Youth Voices program, choirs from Oklahoma City University, three accomplished soloists and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. With these talented partners, the piece will be presented on a massive scale that only Oklahoma’s leading community choir can make possible.