Queensland Conservatorium will commemorate this coming Anzac Day with a work of epic proportions: Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem.

Hailed as a masterpiece when it first premiered in 1962, this event will see more than 200 performers take to the stage in South Bank to bring to life the ambitious work composed for two choirs, two orchestras, three soloists and interwoven with the words of Latin Mass for the Dead and poems by war poet Wilfred Owen.

Head of Opera Greg Massingham is leading the large-scale production and says the powerful performance is one for all ages as it brings to light the futility of war.

“Britten’s work was a social and political statement against those who would wage war.”

When: 7pm, Wednesday 24 April and 3pm, Thursday 25 April.

For more information see Benjamin Britten: War Requiem in the Conevents website.