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Friday 13 October 2023

11:30am at Hamer Hall

Southwest of Melbourne lies a battleground, haunted with the memory of war and loss. The scars of the Eumeralla Resistance War (1840-1863) lie heavily upon the country.

Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace brings into focus a period of Australia’s history that is yet to be fully understood. Written and composed by acclaimed Yorta Yorta soprano, composer, and Artistic Director of Short Black Opera, Deborah Cheetham AO, this requiem for peace will be sung entirely in the ancient dialects of the Gunditjmara people.


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Northey
Deborah Cheetham AO
Linda Barcan
Jud Arthur baritone
Dhungala Children’s Choir

MSO Chorus

Warren Trevelyan-Jones
chorus director


Deborah Cheetham Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace

Duration: approx. 75 minutes

MSO Online Incursions

Online Incursions give students the opportunity to meet musicians of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and their instruments, up close and online.

To enhance students' live concert experience, MSO cellist Nicholas Bochner will introduce musical concepts referenced in our performance of Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace, and will delve deeper through hands-on involvement.

Online incursions are intended only as an add-on to MSO schools’ concerts. Book your incursion when booking tickets for Eumeralla.

Wednesday 4 October 2023 at 11.15am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
Live to YouTube
$150 per class (up to 30 students).

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MSO Schools Concerts are supported by Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.

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