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Brahms: A German Requiem

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Open your ears to a ‘Requiem for the masses’.

To mark Armistice Day, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performs Brahms’ epic German Requiem, the landmark moment in the composer’s career.

Music written for the Requiem Mass was usually performed in Latin. But Brahms broke the mould with this colossal, controversial German-language masterpiece.

Not only did it speak directly to the people, it also approached death from a more humanistic perspective. It’s less a lament for the dead than music offering consolation to those left behind.

The OAE welcomes back Marin Alsop, who conducted A German Requiem with the Orchestra to critical acclaim at the BBC Proms in 2013.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, James Newby is no longer able to participate in the event as previously advertised. Samuel Hasselhorn takes his place.


Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Marin Alsop conductor
Elizabeth Watts soprano
Samuel Hasselhorn baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment


Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

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Royal Festival Hall


£10 - £75
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 2 – 3 events (15% discount); 4 – 7 events (20% discount); 8 or more events (25% discount). Events must be in the 2018/19 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats.


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Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
2 – 3 events (15% discount)
4 – 7 events (20% discount)
8 or more events (25% discount)

Book an Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment event for a group of ten people or more and receive a 20% discount.

Under-35s receive a 50% discount. Please bring identification for proof of age.

Children and student £5 tickets are available for every concert.

These discounts, and the £5 tickets, are not available on top-price seats.

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Level 5 Function Room, Green Side, Royal Festival Hall at 6pm: pre-concert talk. Admission free.