A Tasmanian Requiem, generously supported by Arts Tasmania, is currently under development, with plans for premiere performances around Tasmania in 2017.
The work is conceived as a concert requiem for double vocal and brass quintet, with premiere performances by the acclaimed Island Brass Quintet and musical direction by Gary Wain.
For more detailed info on the project’s key personnel, click here.
Libretto for the Requiem will be written by Greg Lehman using a triangulation of the original Latin requiem texts interpolated with new libretti in English and Tasmanian Aboriginal language.
Tasmanian composer Helen Thomson will set the work and also perform in the vocal quintet.
Audio-visual material will be created by Julie Gough.
The project will be produced by Frances Butler.
Future plans for the project include auditions for vocalists in the second half of 2015, and a mentoring programme for young (or emerging) singers, brass players and conductors in parallel with the delivery of the work.
Examples of creative work
Kyrie / xv, Helen Thomson (with Riley Lee)
Agnus / xv, Helen Thomson (with Riley Lee)
Island Brass Quintet
Island Brass plays Ewald Quintet No 1