Fantasy concerts

Fantasy concerts - Steve Terry, 1st Bass

Steve's fantasy concert was a performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem in Sheffield’s City Hal in December 201l. The Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus (supplemented by singers from the CBSO Chorus), the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (conductor Michael Seal), Lindley Junior School Choir and three top-class soloists helped to create an extremely moving and memorable event.

Steve says “I chose the War Requiem in memory of my wife, who had died two years earlier, and my mother who died earlier that year, and because it was Britten’s centenary year and I’d worked with him in the 1960s and had admired his War Requiem since I first heard it in 1962. It is an expensive work to perform, but my mother had left me some money - and she’d have been glad that I put it to good use. The whole experience of helping to organise the concert and the emotions of the performance itself have left wonderful abiding memories."

Steve worked with Benjamin Britten (pictured here in Long Melford 1967) in the 1960s

Read why for Jo Briddock, 2nd Alto with the Chorus it would have to include Brahms' Requiem.

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