First look at a new companion piece to Fauré’s Requiem

The Requiem is one of the most frequently performed choral works – and now there's a new piece to programme alongside so that you can create a full event

Commissioned from Danyal Dhondy, with funding from the Nicholas Berwin Charitable Trust, the new piece will be available free to Making Music members until July 2020

Following the success of Jonathan Dove’s new piece Arion and the Dolphin (designed to be paired with Carmina Burana), the Nicholas Berwin Charitable Trust has funded the commission of a companion piece to Fauré’s Requiem, with forces matching the popular Oxford University Press edition by John Rutter.

The new work Still The Sirens by young composer Danyal Dhondy is approximately 27 minutes long and members can now peruse the score. The full parts are being finalised and Making Music members will soon be able to download them for free for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

Below is a video clip of Elysian Singers rehearsing the first movement from the piece.

Still The Sirens - First Rehearsal from Danyal Dhondy on Vimeo.

Attend the première

You can go and see Still The Sirens being performed for the first time by the Elysian Singers on Saturday 24 February at St Luke's in Chelsea, London. Book your ticket here.