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‘Ghosts in the Ruins’

27 January 2022 to 29 January 2022 Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral and Coventry City of Culture Trust have announced ‘Ghosts in the Ruins’, a new site-specific commission created by Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement recipient Nitin Sawhney CBE with the people of Coventry. The commission marks the 60th anniversary of the consecration of Coventry Cathedral, for which Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece ‘War Requiem’ was created. It receives its world premiere on 27 January 2022, with two additional performances on 28 and 29 January.

Created with Coventry’s professional musicians, poets and communities ‘Ghosts in the Ruins’ will explore contemporary ideas of peace and reconciliation and reflect Coventry as a city of sanctuary, with a strong history of helping refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, and acknowledging a sense of connection to the rest of the world.

The Very Reverend John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral, says: “We know that this contemporary take on our iconic work will bring a new audience in to experience the power of our story to change hearts and lives, and to inspire young and old to find their own grounds for hope for the future. As we begin our Diamond Jubilee year, we are delighted to be working with Nitin, who has a deep appreciation of the significance of Britten’s legacy and will help lift it into the next generation.

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