James John, Director
with the Queens College Choir, Queens College Orchestra
Jennifer Grimaldi, soprano
Gilad Paz, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone
Britten's War Requiem combines the traditional Latin Requiem text with the poems of Wilfred Owen, a 'war poet' who died in World War I. 2018 is the centenary of the World War I armistice, and Britten's work is one of the most extraordinary calls for peace ever put into musical form.