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Benjamin Britten's War Requiem

Hill Auditorium
825 North University Avenue,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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Benjamin Britten was commissioned to write his War Requiem for the re-consecration of Britain’s Coventry Cathedral, which was destroyed by a Nazi bomb raid in 1940. The lifelong pacifist with deeply humanitarian beliefs had been thinking about writing a work that addressed the bloodshed and sorrow of war for many years, and this work provided his most powerful demonstration of the horror, devastation, futility, and utter waste of war.
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Event Dates
February 16, 2019
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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