Society of Sound offer Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem on its 50th anniversary

We are very proud to be able to offer this stunning performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, performed by The LSO and the Choir of Eltham College it was released to mark the 50th Anniversary of War Requiem’s premiere.

This landmark piece was originally composed to mark the reconsecration in 1962 of Coventry Cathedral. It’s a requiem with a difference – the standard Latin text interwoven with the unflinching war poems of Wilfred Owen. This performance has an amazing drive.  The LSO players are on majestic form, with the brass resplendent and the London Symphony Chorus and Choir of Eltham College singing with utter conviction

Society of Sound members can also download Jesca Hoop’s new album The House That Jack Built. Beautifully described by Tom Waits thus: “her music is like going swimming in a lake at night”,  Hoop has recently supported Peter Gabriel on his South American tour, stood in for Guy Garvey on his BBC6 music show and is touring the UK this month:

You can read Jesca’s top 10 sonic tracks here. Her UK tour dates are here:

  • 16/6 Big Session festival, Derbyshire
    20/6 Colston Hall 2, Bristol
    21/6 Bush Hall, London
    22/6 Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
    28/6 Leaf, Liverpool
    29/6 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
    30/6 Academy 3, Manchester
    1/7 King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
    27/7 Kendal Calling festival, Penrith

3 Comments

  • mog says:

    Amazing album from Jesca Hoop!

  • Jacob says:

    Gotta agree with mog. She reminds me of Florence And The Machine.

  • Jim French says:

    Agree with the comment about Jesca Hoop’s album. Great songs by themselves and make a great collection.

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