Staniland: Dark Star Requiem / Strongman

Release Date: 5/13/2016
Label: Centrediscs
Catalog Number: CMCCD 22716
Conductor: Wayne Strongman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Elmer Iseler Singers, Gryphon Trio
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Dark Star Requiem came to be after a commission from the Luminato Festival and Tapestry New Opera. The work premiered in 2010 at the Luminato Festival in Koerner Hall, Toronto, Canada. The work is an operatic oratorio with music by composer Andrew Staniland and text by poet Jill Battson. It is scored for four singers, piano trio, percussion, and chorus. The topic of all of the poems in the work used is HIV/AIDS and how it affects the lives and worlds of those who live with the disease or love someone living with the disease. Performers on this recording include soprano Neema Bickersteth, mezzo soprano/alto Krisztina Szabo, baritone Peter McGillivray, and bass-baritone Marcus Nance. These vocalists are joined by the Elmer Iseler Singers, the Gryphon Trio, and percussionists Ryan Scott and Mark Duggan.
Works on This Recording
1. Dark Star Requiem by Andrew Staniland
Performer: Marcus Nance (Bass Baritone), Krisztina Szabo (Mezzo Soprano), Neema [Vocals] Bickersteth (Soprano), Mark Duggan (Percussion), Ryan [Percussion] Scott (Percussion), Peter McGillivray (Baritone)
Conductor: Wayne Strongman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gryphon Trio, Elmer Iseler Singers
Period: Contemporary
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