"Amazing, reverent, inspiring, uplifting and emotional."
Finalist, The American Prize - professional choral composer division
Special Judges Citation, The American Prize
Latrobe Valley performance (March 2016) Community Event Award, Labtrobe City, Jan 26, 2017
Co-written with Jonathon Welch and Andy Payne. Soprano and tenor solo, SATB choir, piano, opt strings and percussion. Expanded orchestration available (by Steven Couch and McGuire) adds: harp, flute, oboe, penny whistle, French horn, drum kit, bass guitar. Additional double bass by Daniel Hughes. Traditional and original texts. Multi-movement in English, Latin and African languages.
World premiere: 7 June 2014 - Melbourne International Singers Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, Australia, conducted by Jonathon Welch and Kathleen McGuire, presented by the School of Hard Knocks with soloists Liane Keegan, Danielle Matthews and Jonathon Welch.
1. Acknowledgement & Dedication
2. Introit - Requiem Aeternam
3. Ubi Caritas - Charity and Love
4. Kyrie Eleison - City Hymn
5. Dies Irae - Day of Judgement
6. Offertorium - Reflection*
7. Pie Jesu
8. Agnus Dei - Lamb of God
9. Gloria - Anthem of Empowerment
10. Lacrimosa - Night Tears
11. Lux Aeterna - Remember Them
US premiere: 25 January 2015 - Dallas, Texas, conducted by Jonathan Palant with soloists Frederica von Stade and Jonathon Welch.
Sydney premiere: 21 February 2015 - Honouring those who died in attacks at Martin Place and Paris. Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Cheryl Barker, soprano; Jonathon Welch, tenor. Conducted by Jonathon Welch and Kathleen McGuire.
Malvern Town Hall, Malvern, Vic, Australia Aug 2014 (Welch/McGuire)
Dallas, TX, USA Jan 25 2015 - Credo Choir, Dallas Street Choir (Jonathan Palant)
Brisbane, Australia 2015 - Brisbane International Singers Festival (Welch/McGuire)
Sunshine, Australia March 2015 (Welch/McGuire)
Old Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA, USA Aug 29 2015 (McGuire)
Congregational Church of San Mateo, CA, USA Aug 30 2015 (McGuire)
Traralgon, Vic, Australia March 5, 2016 (Welch/McGuire)
Seattle, WA, USA May 1, 2016 - Starbucks Chorus/James Hing
Boston MA, Sept 21, 2016 - (Welch)
New York City (Carnegie Hall), Sept 24, 2016 (Welch/McGuire)
San Jose, CA, USA Feb 15, 2017 - The Choral Project/Daniel Hughes
Santa Cruz, CA, USA Feb 18, 2017 - The Choral Project/Hughes
Launceston, TAS, Australia, April(?), 2017 (Welch)
Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand, Dec 7, 2017 - GALS
Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Aug 2018 (Welch)
St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Edinburgh, Scotland (UK premiere), 20 Sept 2018 (Welch)
Manchester Cathedral, UK, 22 Sept 2018 (Welch)
CD available from iTunes and Spotify.
Duration approx 45 min