Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Britten's War Requiem raises £100,000 for Veteran's Aid

Bryn Terfel in Britten’s Remembrance Sunday Britten War Requiem from Royal Choral Society and London Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall © Chris Christodoulou
Bryn Terfel in Britten’s Britten War Requiem
© Chris Christodoulou
On Sunday 8 November 2014, the Royal Choral Society and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Richard Cooke (music director of the Royal Choral Society) performed Britten's War Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall with soloists Bryn Terfel, Evelina Dobraceva and Stephan Rügamer. The event was in aid of Veteran's Aid and has netted over £100,000 for the charity. The concert is being broadcast tonight, 11 November, on Classic FM.

Founded in 1932, Veterans Aid, provides ex-servicemen and women in crisis with immediate support. The concert was presented association with The Lady R Foundation, a charity founded by The Dowager Viscountess Rothermere, to bring comfort and relief to the forgotten, the overlooked and the stigmatised in today’s society.

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