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Remembrance Day Sunday Concert

  • Sheldonian Theatre Oxford United Kingdom (map)

BUTTERWORTH The Banks of Green Willow

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS An Oxford Elegy

BRAHMS Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Mary Bevan soprano
David Stout baritone
Rowan Atkinson narrator
The Choir of The Queen's College

Owen Rees conductor

This concert on the 100th anniversary of the armistice which ended the Great War brings together German and English music, the centrepiece being Brahms’ magisterial German Requiem. Vaughan Williams’ An Oxford Elegy received its public premiere at The Queen’s College in 1952; its melancholy nostalgia is appropriate to the theme of a world destroyed by the Great War. George Butterworth died at the Battle of The Somme and his orchestral idyll, The Banks of Green Willow has become associated with the sacrifice of his generation. Narrated by Rowan Atkinson and with star soloists Mary Bevan and David Stout this concert will be a moving tribute on Remembrance Day.

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Earlier Event: October 27
Oxford Lieder Festival: Lobo Requiem
Later Event: December 14
Carols from Queen's