BSO Voices: Requiem 2020

BSO Voices, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Southampton-based community choir, gives the world premiere of a work composed during the pandemic. Read a preview.

Requiem 2020 reflects on a year of great upheaval, with events that resounded around the world and when climate change really came to the fore. Written for chorus, orchestra and four soloists this is thrilling work based around the traditional religious liturgy with settings of texts by Martin Luther King Jnr, JK Rowling, Khalil Gibran and Joaquin Phoenix, as well as the last words by George Floyd – “I can’t breathe”.

Mozart – Symphony No.35 ‘Haffner’

Barlow – Requiem 2020

BSO Voices
Pete Harrison – conductor
Katherine Mount – soprano
Shakira Tsindos – mezzo-soprano

Tickets £7.50 – £36.

The BSO is highly regarded for its ambitious programming and recordings. It is one of the UK's top symphony orchestras, giving over 160 public performances every year.
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