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Venue: Coventry Cathedral

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AddressCoventry
West Midlands
CV1 5AB
United Kingdom
Google maps52° 24' 29.750" N 1° 30' 25.139" W
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CoventryMoonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight
Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin
Jonathan French, Piano
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A golden War Requiem at Coventry Cathedral from the CBSO

Tonight’s was an historic performance, so first, a few dates. On 14th November 1940, Luftwaffe bombing raids destroyed much of the medieval centre of Coventry, including most of its cathedral. On 30th May 1962, Benjamin Britten’s specially-commissioned War Requiem was premièred by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Sir Basil Spence’s newly consecrated cathedral.
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Peace concert in Coventry with the English Symphony Orchestra

If only Mozart could’ve been there! Had he only one concert to attend from beyond the grave, Wolfgang could have done worse than head to Coventry Cathedral and its sumptuous acoustic on Saturday night. Here he would have been treated to a performance of his final symphony, no.41 ‘Jupiter’ – never heard in his lifetime – alongside his 'Great' Mass in C minor – which he never completed.
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