Requiem with Durham Cathedral Choir to mark First World War Centenary

Posted on on 19 January 2014
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Durham Cathedral Choir will commemorate the Centenary of the First World War with a special service on the 8th March 2014.

The choir will perform Johannes Brahms' Requiem and Herbert Howells' Requiem, modelled on Walford Davies’ A Short Requiem of 1915, which was written in memory of those killed in the First World War.

The pieces are described as "highly poignant and deeply moving, with both grounded in the universal themes of untimely death and eternal hope".

                                                           Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral Choir will be conducted by James Lancelot, Organist and Master of the Choristers at Durham Cathedral and Francesca Massey, Sub-Organist at Durham Cathedral. The choir will be accompanied by piano, played by Francesca Massey and David Ratnanayagam.

This is a fundraising concert in support of music at Durham Cathedral and will be held at 7:30pm on the 8th March 2013.

Ticket prices: £22, £20 and £16 (concessions £18, £16 & £12) available from the Gala Theatre Box Office 03000 266600 or visit

Further information is available at:

Source: Durham Cathedral press release

Images courtesy of Durham Cathedral

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News