Perpetual Light: Requiem for an Unscorched Earth


by Jessica Curry

SATB chorus, with optional children's choir, optional film and optional installation
Electronics with Live Performers, Mixed Voices
Excerpts from, the Requiem Mass; Robert Oppenheimer
Latin, English

Commissioned by Arts Council England

First Performance
FP: 4.6.2011, The Old Vic Tunnels, London, UK: Londinium/Andrew Griffiths

Vocal score on hire or special sale from the Hire Library

Programme Notes
Perpetual Light fuses live choir, film and installation to create a unique and profoundly moving experience that remembers those who lost their lives in the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The Requiem is also a testament to humankind’s extraordinary will to survive. It is this celebration of hope that has earned the concert the endorsement of UNESCO, the United Nations body dedicated to fostering international peace and understanding.

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