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Robin Gibb confirmed for Titanic Requiem concert in London

Robin Gibb

Story by Jack Foley

ROBIN Gibb has confirmed that he will return to the stage on April 10, 2012 to perform his brand new song Don’t Cry Alone as part of the world premiere concert of his debut classical work, the Titanic Requiem.

The concert will take place at the Great Hall, Central Hall, Westminster, London on the 100th Anniversary of the day that the Titanic began its fateful journey from Southampton.

This will be Robin Gibb’s first performance of the new material since being declared in remission and will fulfil a life-long ambition.

Robin said: “RJ and myself are thrilled to see our Titanic Requiem Premiere performed in full at the Central Hall in Westminster. I feel great, and I’m particularly excited about performing this brand new song and to have such special guests joining me on stage with the RPO makes this the realisation of a dream.”

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the entire Titanic Requiem, forming an immersive concert experience featuring groundbreaking holographic projections created by Giuseppe Raffa.

Joining Robin Gibb and his son RJ Gibb, the Titanic Requiem’s co-composer, will be Welsh singer Aled Jones performing Daybreak and the (soon-to-be) 14-year old prodigy, British choirgirl Isabel Suckling.

As featured on the Titanic Requiem album, Isabel Suckling will perform Christmas Day.

Isabel Suckling said: “Working with Robin was pretty incredible. He’s a huge inspiration to everyone around him – musically and personally. I’m so beyond excited for the concert in London and I’m really thrilled to be working with Aled again, last time was so much fun!”

Tickets for the world premiere concert of the Titanic Requiem are on sale now via www.aeglive.co.uk

The Titanic Requiem is the first ever classical work by one of popular music’s true living legends Robin Gibb.

A brand new symphonic concept-album, it was recorded during 2011 and marks the first collaboration with his son Robin-John (RJ) Gibb. The album was written and completed in time to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the catastrophic loss of life of the oceanic legend RMS Titanic.

Recorded over a half-dozen sessions during this past year at Air Studios in London, The Titanic Requiem album is performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and features the RSVP Voices Choir, lead vocals from such opera notables as (Sony Recording artist) tenor Mario Frangoulis and Isabel Suckling, plus Don’t Cry Alone, features a lead vocal from Robin Gibb, the welcome return of one of music’s truly unforgettable and distinctive voices.

The album, Titanic Requiem, is released on Rhino on March 26, 2012.