Bee Gee to make classical debut with Titanic tribute

Robin Gibb's Requiem to be performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Titanic RequiemSinger-songwriter Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, is to commemorate the victims of the Titanic in his first classical composition.

Titanic Requiem – co-written by Gibb and his son, RJ – will be performed on the centenary of the disaster, 10 April, by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and choir, with tenor Mario Frangoulis. The performance will be accompanied by a holographic display, including a depiction of the doomed ship, the Atlantic Ocean and the iceberg that caused the disaster.

In an interview with the Guardian, Gibb said: ‘It’s not a rock opera – it’s done very traditionally, like Mozart would compose it in the 1700s’.

Titanic Requiem will be performed in the Great Hall, Central Hall, Westminster, London, on 10 April at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased at www.aeglive.co.uk.

Matthew Hutchings