Benjamin Britten's War Requiem

16 Sep 2023
Concert Hall, QPAC
1 hour 30 minutes
(no interval, subject to change without notice)
$49 - $75 *
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Five of Brisbane’s finest ensembles join forces to perform Benjamin Britten’s monumental War Requiem.

Britten’s War Requiem is irrefutably one of the most significant symphonic choral works of the 20th Century – a passionate statement of the futility and senselessness of war.

The work is scored on the largest imaginable scale employing two separate orchestras, full adult choir, children's choir, and three vocal soloists.

Originally commissioned to mark the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral – which was built after the original 14th-century structure was destroyed in a World War II bombing raid – Britten, a pacifist and conscientious objector, chose to set the Latin text of the Requiem Mass with nine poems by the celebrated English war poet, Wilfred Owen.

Presented by QPAC, Brisbane Chorale, Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra and Canticum Chamber Choir in association with Brisbane Festival and Brisbane City Council

This project is generously supported by the Australian Government's Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.

The Creative Sparks Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane.

Brisbane Festival is an initiative of the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council.


  • Conductor Simon Hewett
  • Soloist (Soprano) Eva Kong
  • Soloist (Tenor) Andrew Goodwin
  • Soloist (Baritone) Hadleigh Adams
  • Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Ensemble Q
  • Brisbane Chorale
  • Canticum Chamber Choir
  • Voices of Birralee


  • War Requiem, Op.66 Benjamin Britten

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