Sunday, April 23, 2023 | 4 PM
Moss Arts Center | Blacksburg, VA
Length: 120 minutes
Sung in Latin with translations projected
Opera Roanoke, Blacksburg Master Chorale, the combined orchestral forces of the Opera Roanoke Orchestra and the Virginia Tech Philharmonic, and the Georgia Boy Choir come together for a production of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, a harrowing and timeless work written for the reconsecration of Coventry Cathedral, which was destroyed during the Battle of Britain in World War II. Hailed as a masterpiece, Britten’s work symbolizes the senselessness of war and the importance of reconciliation.