Britten's War Requiem is presented by London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir and Trinity Boys' Choir under Vladimir Jurowski, with Tatiana Monogarov (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor) and Matthias Goerne (baritone). Neville Creed conducts the chamber orchestra.
(Note: When Benjamin Britten saw for himself the damage to the city of Coventry after a wartime bombing raid, he set about writing this piece that he hoped ‘would be remembered longest’ after his own death. No interval.)
(Note: In the Clore Ballroom at 2pm-3pm and 4pm-5pm, free pre-concert event. The LPO and Southbank Centre present Britten's moving setting of the Chester Miracle play 'Noye's Fludde', conducted by Benjamin Ellin. No ticket required. )
(Note: in the RFH at 6pm, a free pre-concert event . Musicians from the Royal College of Music perform Britten’s 'Les Illuminations' and Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge.)