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Plexus Collective: Paracosm

13 November 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT

Tickets: $50 adults | $40 concession

PLEXUS is joined by esteemed soloists Christian Smith, Deborah Cheetham and Liane Keegan, as well as guest instrumentalists, conductor Michael Dahlenburg and newly formed choral ensemble Vox Plexus, as it inhabits the possessed paracosm of John of Patmos in his instant of apocalyptic epiphany, with Stefan Cassomenos’ Requiem for the End of Time. Combining English texts from the Book of Revelation with the Latin Mass for the Dead, this twenty-first-century Requiem was glowingly received at its premiere as “jubilant and arresting… a rapturous, hour-long musical orgy that disintegrates any line between what’s sacred and profane.” Melbourne composer Stuart Greenbaum’s Dance Music for Concert Halls openly wonders what it means to listen to dance music while sitting still, and takes us on a cultural expedition through a diverse heritage of Afro-American, English, Balkan and Latin dances. Presented alongside are two newly commissioned world premieres by powerful Australian composers Deborah Cheetham and Samantha Wolf.

PLEXUS: Paracosm is co-presented with Melbourne Recital Centre as part of their 2019 Southbank Series.



…with special guests:

  • Christian Smith | baritone
  • Deborah Cheetham | soprano
  • Michael Dahlenburg | conductor
  • Damien Eckersley | double bass
  • Liane Keegan | contralto
  • Michelle Wood | cello
  • Vox Plexus


  • Stefan CASSOMENOS | Requiem for the End of Time (2015)
  • Deborah CHEETHAM | new work (world premiere)
  • Stuart GREENBAUM | Dance Music for Concert Halls (2012)
  • Samantha WOLF | new work (world premiere)


Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Southbank
31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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