Britten War Requiem

Britten War Requiem

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When: Saturday 17 November 7.30pm (doors open from 6.30pm)

Where: Walthamstow Assembly Hall

Over 300 singers and musicians from London Forest and South West Essex Choirs, Forest Philharmonic Orchestra and Choristers from Waltham Forest and Chingford Parish Church will perform Britten’s War Requiem. Taking place in the Grade II listed Walthamstow Assembly Hall, this monumental and rarely performed Requiem conducted by Jonathan Rathbone, Andrew Sackett and Mike Emerson will showcase the first London Borough of Culture’s classical music talent.

In memory of the war dead, Benjamin Britten interwove the requiem with poems by Wilfred Owen, who was killed in action just before the armistice.

The event will also include exhibitions produced by Gateways to the First World War. Supported by Arts Council England and Waltham Forest Council.


Advance booking: £18 (balcony) £14 (stalls)
On the door:  £20 (balcony) £16 (stalls)
Concessions*: £10 (balcony) £8 (stalls)
Children: £3

*concessions: students and benefit recipients

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London Forest and South West Choirs will be hosting a pre-cursor event in The Magistrates café Perky Blenders on Wednesday 14 November 7 – 8.30pm featuring speakers offering different perspectives on conflicts both historic and contemporary. Two exhibitions will also be open to those who attend the talk, both produced by the Gateways to the First World War project. This event is FREE, spaces are limited please register on

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Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Town Hall, Forest Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 4JF

By tube and train: Walthamstow Central (Victoria Line, London Overground) is a 15 minute walk away. Wood Street station (London Overground) is an 18 minute walk away.

By bus: 275, 123, 34, 215, 97, 375