Konzerthaus Berlin: Good Friday concert
About the Event
Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Benjamin Britten at Berlin's remarkable Konzerthaus Berlin.
On Good Friday, Christians remember the crucifixion of Jesus, a moment of deep sorrow and reflection. This emotion is also reflected in Benjamin Britten's powerful musical statement against war. His 'War Requiem' combines the poetry of Wilfred Owen, a lyricist who gave his life in World War I at the age of 25, with the Latin texts of the requiem mass. This haunting work was premiered in 1962 at Coventry Cathedral, a place of worship destroyed by the German Luftwaffe in 1940 and later rebuilt.