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Vox Harmony and THECHO!R present
A Concert of Hope - featuring the Launceston premiere of
STREET REQUIEM for those who have died on the street
by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne & Jonathon Welch
Saturday 22 April 2017, 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Door of Hope, 50 Glen Dhu St, South Launceston
Conducted by Dr Jonathon Welch AM
Featuring: Liane Keegan, contralto, Christopher Bryg, tenor,
Vox Harmony, City of Launceston Choir THECHO!R (Melbourne)
with special guests City Mission Choir of High Hopes
Created by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne and Jonathon Welch, Street Requiem aims to bring a sense of peace, remembrance and hope to communities struggling to come to terms with street violence and a loss of safety on our streets.
It is a highly accessible, contemporary work including additional English, African and Persian lyrics alongside a modern setting of the traditional Latin texts. While at times deeply moving, the work is essentially optimistic and uplifting. The composers have utilised gospel, Celtic, neo-Romantic, neo-Baroque, Indigenous and contemporary genres and instrumentation to reflect the multicultural and multi-faith traditions of modern city living.
All funds raised will go to support the wonderful work of City Mission Launceston