The link between Coventry Cathedral and the arts can be traced back throughout history, but a most significant moment being the creation and performance of Britten’s War Requiem in 1962 for the consecration of the New Cathedral.

Benjamin Britten is marked as one of the great composers of the twentieth century, who at aged 20 was a full time composer and who at the time of death left behind a legacy of 16 Operas, a full-length ballet, 15 song-cycles, more than 60 folk songs and nearly 80 works for film, radio, and theatre.

Britten’s War Requiem was first performed in this city, Coventry. In this very Cathedral. The message from Britten as a lifelong pacifist was for the world and it is still as poignant as ever.

On 14th November 2018, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by Coventry Cathedral Chorus, Brighton Festival Chorus & Coventry Cathedral Choristers to perform this large-scale work. Conducted by Kerry Beaumont, Simon Over, and Paul Leddington Wright.

To book tickets to Britten’s War Requiem, please visit or call the Ticketmaster customer service line on 0844 844 0444 *

Open to all, we invite you to Coventry Cathedral for what will be a memorable evening in this our centenary year.

*Booking and call charges may apply

Britten’s War Requiem – 14th November 2018 – Tickets On Sale