(2010) Dark Star Requiem

Words by Jill Battson | Music by Andrew Staniland

This dramatic oratorio on the history of HIV-AIDS featured the Elmer Iseler Singers and the Gryphon Trio, and premiered at Toronto’s Luminato festival in 2010. The work was recorded for broadcast on CBC Radio for World AIDS Day, December 1, 2010.

Dark Star Requiem

Composer, Andrew Staniland & Librettist: Jill Battson
(World Première, 2010)

Music Director / Conductor: Wayne Strongman
Director: Tom Diamond
Producer: Susan Worthington

Soloists: Neema Bickersteth (soprano), Krisztina Szabó (mezzo soprano), Peter McGillivray (baritone), Marcus Nance (bass-baritone)

Chorus: The Elmer Iseler Singers

The Gryphon Trio
Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin
Roman Borys, cello
Jamie Parker, piano

Ryan Scott, percussion
Mark Duggan, percussion

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The Shadow 2009 Production Photo