A German Requiem – cancelled


Thursday 26th November 2020

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50 (including booking fees)

Due to the current situation on Coronavirus, and in the light of Government’s advice given, we have decided to cancel this event.

Read a letter by our Chief Executive, John Summers about the 2020-21 season here.

Thursday 26 November 2020 - 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time - 9.30pm

R. Strauss - Metamorphosen
Brahms - A German Requiem (performed in english)

Sir Mark Elder

Natalya Romaniw, soprano
Nicholas Lester, baritone

Hallé Choir

A fascinating pairing of very different requiems. Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings is a special piece for Sir Mark, who wished to perform it again with a new gifted generation of Hallé string players. Described by him as ‘one of Strauss’s most deeply felt works’, it is a threnody on the destruction of Germany’s people and culture, following the tyranny of Nazism. The death of Brahms’s mother spurred his A German Requiem, this performance acknowledging the composer’s desire for the work to be sung in the vernacular. Natalya Romaniw, returning to the Hallé for the sixth time, and Nicholas Lester join the ‘magnificent’ Hallé Choir, as it was described by The Times in February 2020.

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