Released: April 23, 2012
Lincoln, Neb. - The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with Abendmusik-Lincoln, the Lied Center for Performing Arts and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to present Benjamin Britten's powerfully dramatic "War Requiem."
For the piece, Britten interwove the traditional Latin requiem mass with text from Wilfred Owen, a prominent World War I poet. The mammoth oratorio is scored for nearly 400 performers and includes a symphonic orchestra, chamber orchestra, organ, vocal soloists, boys choir, and a full mixed-voice choir.
Under the direction of LSO Music Director Edward Polochick, Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Janice Chandler-Eteme, soprano; Ross Hauck, tenor; Paul Tipton, baritone; the American Boychoir; and choirs from Abendmusik, ABENDCHOR, Doane College, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The performance will take place in the Lied Center on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the Lied Center and are priced at $10 and $25 for adults, and $5 for students age 17 and below.