Requiem Recomposed – Gordon Hamilton

Mozart’s Requiem Recomposed with The Australian Voices

10 July | 7:30pm  |  Federation Concert Hall  |  All ages  |  $49 / $60

Mozart’s Requiem Recomposed

Mozart’s iconic Requiem is revisited by contemporary composer Gordon Hamilton. Shrouded in mystery surrounding its composer and incompleteness. Hamilton has reworked the music to fill in many gaps within the original mass, and while nodding respectfully to Mozart’s style, has reinvented the soundscape to include boundary-pushing harmonies and an inventive and kaleidoscopic orchestration. The vibrancy of the piece reinforces the drama of the original Requiem while transforming it into a cutting edge 21st Century work.

Hobart Chamber Orchestra will open the evening with the beloved and poignant Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber. Requiem Recomposed will be the feature piece of the concert, performed by the combined forces of The Australian Voices and Hobart Chamber Orchestra. The concert will also include a bracket of The Australian Voices’ own repertoire, showcasing their versatility and expertise across multiple styles. Works will include selections by Australian and female composers.

The evening promises to offer an eclectic mix of recent and current works that is sure to enthral the audience.


The Australian Voices

Led by internationally acclaimed composer Gordon Hamilton, TAV is a group of young voices known particularly for promoting and performing A Cappella works by Australian composers. They have performed in venues throughout the world and for ABC Classic FM. Musically they are known for their energy, seamless blending of voices and world class choral technique. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic they have commissioned nine works on the theme Far and Near including Nico Muhly, Lisa Young and Melody Eötvös.


Hobart Chamber Orchestra

One of Hobart’s leading instrumental ensembles, HCO has played for audiences for over 30 years. It was originally formed as a string ensemble but expanded to encompass symphonic repertoire. This orchestra has worked with leading soloists – of local, national and international fame – and has recently featured works, including a premiere of Symphony no. 4 by Tasmanian composer Don Kay with Hobart Wind Symphony, conducted by Simon Reade. HCO has also commissioned works by several other local composers.

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