Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem

John sang in the boys chorus in the original 1963 recording of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem while still a chorister at Highgate School. He says: “It’s a cherished memory, and one that I’m very happy to be sharing with you now.” Watch the full video in which John recalls the memory:

To mark 60 years since the original recording, Decca Classics has released a new re-transferred HD remaster of the recording.

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