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Easter Voices

Britten Sinfonia

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Britten Sinfonia celebrates Easter with a double-bill of choral masterpieces: Stravinsky’s stirring Mass and Mozart’s exquisite Missa Brevis.

The talents of the acclaimed Britten Sinfonia Voices, conducted by Eamonn Dougan, are showcased in a special Easter concert featuring two masses written 170 years apart. Stravinsky considered function as important as form and composed his Mass, which many consider his finest religious work, for church use, writing ‘religious music without religion is almost always vulgar.’

The Mass features gorgeous harmonic colours, animating the text of the Roman Catholic liturgy with voice, wind and brass. In the run-up to writing his own Mass, Stravinsky stumbled across a handful of Mozart’s masses in a Los Angeles bookshop; Britten Sinfonia’s Easter celebration is completed by Mozart’s beautiful Missa Brevis.


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Barbican Meets: Esa-Pekka Salonen

As the subject of our 2017–18 Composer Focus, Esa-Pekka’s music is at the core of our programme celebrating 100 years of Finnish independence. Ahead of his concerts, we put the focus on him to find out more about his career to date.

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Watch: Britten Sinfonia 2017–18 season trailer

A short film highlighting some of Britten Sinfonia's 2017-18 projects and collaborations, which also marks the orchestra's 25th birthday.

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