Upcoming Dates
  • Fri 30 Sep 7:30pm
    Perth Concert Hall
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A dark past, a hopeful future

DEBORAH CHEETHAM AO Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace

Benjamin Northey conductor
Deborah Cheetham soprano (Yorta Yorta) 
Linda Barcan
mezzo soprano 
Don Bemrose
baritone (Gungarri) 
Dhungala Children’s Choir
WASO Chorus
UWA Symphonic Chorus
Penrhos College Chorus

The Eumeralla river flows through Gunditjmara country in southwest Victoria. It was here, 180 years ago, that war broke out between traditional owners and those who sought to dispossess them of their land.

Combining moving poetry, three choirs, orchestra and the platform of the Requiem mass, a history of heartbreak and horror is revealed in this monumental new work. With a fusion of Western classical tradition and First Nations culture, Eumeralla soars with resilience and reconciliation.

Presented by WASO and Short Black Opera.
Sung in dialects of the Gunditjmara people of southwestern Victoria. Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace is presented in Perth with support from the Bendat Family Foundation. The Gunditjmara translation was the work of senior Gunditjmara language custodian Vicki Couzens and linguist Travers Eira.
WASO’s Indigenous Creative Collaborations are supported by Bendat Family Foundation.


This concert is presented in accordance with the Western Australian Government’s easing of COVID-19 capacity restrictions. As a result, you may be seated with ticket holders from other households. Please continue to practise good hygiene habits and observe physical distancing where possible.

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