A magnificent concert featuring Australia’s outstanding chamber music ensemble, PLEXUS, in an exciting collaboration with the RMP Choir.
Featuring the world premiere of Stefan Cassomenos’ new major work for choir, soloists and ensemble, Requiem for the End of Time.
PLEXUS joins forces with a host of glorious voices, and two esteemed guest chamber musicians, to embark on a deep exploration of the themes of death, transfiguration, redemption and revelation. We begin with the world premiere of Three Songs for the Lord by acclaimed Argentinian Berlin-based composer José Hernán Cibils, featuring the superb contralto voice of Liane Keegan, followed by a world premiere arrangement of the deeply moving Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss, performed by the stunning soprano Deborah Cheetham. The programme culminates in another world premiere, Requiem for the End of Time by Stefan Cassomenos, featuring soloists Liane Keegan, Deborah Cheetham, and rising star Daniel Carison (baritone), alongside the entire Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir, in an epic setting of the requiem mass.
Revelations: Requiem for the End of Time
Deakin Edge, Federation Square
José Hernán Cibils Three Songs for the Lord (world premiere)
Richard Strauss Four Last Songs (arr. Cassomenos)
Stefan Cassomenos: Requiem for the End of Time (World Premiere)
Monica Curro, violin,
Philip Arkinstall, clarinet
Stefan Cassomenos, piano
Plexus Guest Musicians
Michelle Wood, cello
Damien Eckersley, double bass
Deborah Cheetham AO, soprano
Liane Keegan, contralto
Daniel Carison, baritone
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir
Andrew Wailes, conductor
Presented by Plexus