Cathedral Quarter
War Requiem: Lincolnshire Remembers

  • November 3, 2018
  • 7:30pm to 10:00pm

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Over 350 singers from choirs throughout Lincolnshire will join together to perform Benjamin Britten's masterpiece, one of the greatest works of the 20th Century, in Lincoln Cathedral.

Lincolnshire Remembers is a tribute to the fallen for the final year of the First World War Centenary commemorations. Singers from Lincoln Choral Society, Grimsby’s Philharmonic Choir, Scunthorpe and District Choral Society, Louth Choral Society, and Gainsborough Choral Society will be joined by The Lincoln Cathedral Choristers.

Mark Wilde, Lincoln Choral Society Music Director, will be musical director, aided by Louth Choral Society Music Director Allan Smith and Lincoln Cathedral Music Director Aric Prentice, who will direct the Cathedral Choristers.

Under the auspices of founder Malcolm Goodman MBE,  Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra augmented with extra professional instrumentalists will provide the musicians for this work.

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

This will be a stirring, once-in-a-lifetime event with record numbers of both singers and instrumentalists in Lincoln Cathedral. The commemoration will also be enhanced by the projection of the names of the fallen on the Nave ceiling. To submit your ancestors to be included in the names of the fallen, please message the dedicated Facebook page.

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

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