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War Requiem: Lincolnshire Remembers

  • November 3, 2018
  • 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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More than 350 singers will join together to stage a performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, in Lincoln Cathedral.

7 Choirs, 3 soloists, 2 orchestras, 1 county united in Remembrance.

Lincolnshire Remembers marks the final year of the WWI Centenary Celebrations, and is amongst similar events taking place around the country in 2018.

Singers from Lincoln Choral Society, Grimsby Philharmonic Choir, Scunthorpe and District Choral Society, Louth Choral Society, Gainsborough Choral Society have been rehearsing over the early summer and will work together at joint workshop days in preparation for the performance. The Lincolnshire Choirs will be joined by members from the Neustadt Liedertafel Choir.

Musical Director of Lincoln Choral Society, Mark Wilde will direct the chorus and orchestra, with Susan Hollingworth, Musical Director of Scunthorpe and District Choral Society conducting the Chamber Orchestra, and Lincoln Cathedral Director of Music, Aric Prentice, directing the Cathedral Choristers.

The Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra, founded by Malcolm Goodman MBE, will provide the accompaniment for the singers, augmented by professional instrumentalists, student musicians from the University of Lincoln, and the county music hubs.

Award-winning soloists will join the choirs: internationally acclaimed dramatic soprano, Rachel Nicholls; Alessandro Fisher, tenor, winner of the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award; and Julian Van Mellaerts, baritone, winner of the 2017 Wigmore Hall / Kohn Foundation International Song Competition, and the 2017 Kathleen Ferrier Award.

Lincolnshire Remembers 2018 will be the first ever performance of ‘War Requiem’ in Lincoln Cathedral, and it promises to be a stirring, once in a lifetime event with record numbers of musicians taking part.

The commemoration will be enhanced by the projection of names of those fallen in any conflict, onto the walls of the Cathedral. Names are being sought and collated until the event. To include a name, please visit the War Requiem 2018 website, or post this information to War Requiem 2018, c/o 37 Bailgate, Lincoln LN1 3AP.

Benjamin Britten's War Requiem was written in 1962, scored for soprano, tenor and baritone soloists, chorus, boys' choir, organ, and two orchestras (a full orchestra and a chamber orchestra). The piece uses traditional Latin texts of the requiem interspersed by poetry by Wilfred Owen written during the First World War.

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Times & Prices

Saturday 3rd November: 7:30pm (doors open at 6:45pm)

A limited amount of tickets are still available from the Lincoln Cathedral box office:

  • Blue reserved seating: £20
  • Red seating: £16
  • Green seating: £12
  • Purple seating: £8
  • Orange seating: £5

Download the seating plan.


Ticket Price QTY
BLUE seats (doors open at 6:45pm) £20.00 Sold Out
RED seats (doors open at 6:45pm) £16.00 Sold Out
GREEN seats (doors open at 6:45pm) £12.00 Sold Out
PURPLE seats (doors open at 6:45pm) £8.00 Sold Out
ORANGE seats (doors open at 6:45pm) £5.00 Sold Out
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