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Webinar recorded 13 September 2021

This very special event brings together acclaimed Yorta Yorta soprano, Artistic Director of Short Black Opera and MSO’s 2020 Composer in Residence, Deborah Cheetham AO, and cellist/conductor Nicholas Bochner, as they explore the cultural themes and music in Deborah’s moving and powerful work, premiered by the MSO in 2019.

Students will hear about and discuss:

  • Mapping our shared history
  • Decolonisation: the challenges, the rewards and your role in the process
  • Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace – and discuss the broader role of music in society
  • The importance and impact of First Nations languages in revival

Suitable for: Students from Government schools in Years 7-10 and VCE Music students

“It is my hope that this requiem will help the spirits of those who fell to find a lasting peace and that we, their descendants, might find our way to deeper understanding of the legacy of these battles. Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace will break the silence of so many decades and serve to amplify the importance of our nation’s shared history.”

– Deborah Cheetham AO

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Deborah Cheetham, Linda Barcan, Don Bemrose, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, The Consort Of Melbourne, Dhungala Children’s Choir, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey

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MSO Classroom is supported by the Department of Education & Training Victoria.

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