Premiere performance to benefit homeless

Auckland Gay and Lesbian Singers (GALS) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a performance of Street Requiem on Tuesday 5 December.

Composed in Melbourne in 2014, Street Requiem is a highly accessible, contemporary work including English, African and Greek lyrics alongside a modern setting of the traditional Latin texts. While at times deeply moving, the work is essentially optimistic and uplifting. The composers have utilised gospel, Celtic, neo-Romantic, neo-Baroque, indigenous and contemporary genres and instrumentation to reflect the multicultural and multi-faith traditions of modern city living.

Street Requiem will form the second half of the evening’s event. GALS will be joined on stage by other Auckland choirs for the requiem, including the Auckland Street Choir who will perform some of its own pieces. Proceeds from the event will go to Lifewise, Rainbow Youth and the Auckland City Mission - working together to end homelessness.