Debut classical work from Robin Gibb gets release and world premiere
The first ever classical work by popular music legend Robin Gibb is due to be released in March, with a world premiere concert performance taking place in April.
Entitled The Titanic Requiem and written to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the tragic sinking of the oceanic legend RMS Titanic, the former Bee-Gees singer's work is being billed as a 'symphonic concept-album'. It was recorded over the past year in London and marks the first collaboration with Robin's son Robin-John (RJ) Gibb.
'The Titanic Requiem' is performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and features the RSVP Voices Choir, lead vocals from such opera notables as tenor Mario Frangoulis and British choirgirl Isabel Suckling, who sings “Christmas Day,” the first piece from the album to have been made available.
Robin Gibb said: “It has been an incredible experience working with my son RJ. There is a creative freedom and uninhibited state that comes from working with a family member. Working on this album and with RJ has been a driving force, and one that has helped me on the road to recovery.”
'The Titanic Requiem' is due out on 19th March. The world premiere concert of the album will take place on 10 April 2012 at the Great Hall, Central Hall, Westminster, London. Performed in its entirety by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the concert will feature a choir and very special guests. Tickets go on sale on Sunday 22 January at 9:00am:
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