Britten War RequiemJanuary 2013

In January 2013 60 of the most senior members of the Gabrieli Young Singers Scheme joined Gabrieli and the Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir in Watford Colosseum to record Britten’s monumental and devastating War Requiem. The recording sessions were the culmination of several months of intensive training during which Chorus Director Greg Beardsell worked with choirs individually and en-masse to prepare the uncompromisingly difficult choral passages. If ever proof were needed of the standards that young people can achieve, and the heights that they scale when working with our professionals, this recording, and the BBC Music Magazine Choral Award that it secured, provides it.