TITANIC LIVE CONCERT is a show based on the “The Titanic Requiem”, the classical masterpiece composed by Robin Gibb and his son, RJ Gibb. This was the last music composed by Robin Gibb, one of the legendary Bee Gees, prior to his passing away in 2012.
The music and the concert is a tribute to the victims of the sinking of the Titanic, the “unsinkable” ship, which sailed on 10th April 1912 and sank five days later in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic, after hitting a massive iceberg.
Robin Gibb and RJ Gibb began composing The Titanic Requiem in 2010, which was released on CD in 2012 to mark the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated voyage. The music tells the story of the ship’s journey, from leaving the English port of Southampton to the infamous and tragic ending.
The world premiere of The Titanic Requiem occurred on 10 April 2012 at the Central Hall, Westminster, London, performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the RSVP Voices choir.
With the approval and co-operation of Robin Gibb’s widow, Dwina Gibb, and RJ Gibb, the Titanic Live Concert is now being performed in Italy. The symphonic concert is a unique spectacle featuring a 60-piece orchestra, a 30-voice choir, plus solo singers. The music is accompanied by stunning holographic images and graphics that create a virtual environment for the audience to experience the Titanic’s voyage. The show is innovative and creative, and it will be a benchmark for live concerts of this type.
After the success of the first Italian performance at the Palamazzola, Taranto in October 2015, there are plans for the Titanic Live Concert to be performed in Italy, Europe and worldwide.
Robin Gibb was one of the greatest songwriters in the history of pop music, along with his brothers Barry and Maurice. The Bee Gees have enjoyed worldwide popularity since 1967, they sold millions of album, and uniquely had #1 hits in five different decades. Robin, who also enjoyed great success as a solo artist (“Juliet” became a worldwide success in the ‘80’s) died at the age of 62 in May 2012.
Robin-John (RJ) Gibb has always lived and loved music. As a child, he studied piano, violin and saxophone at the Miami’s Sdoia-Satz Institute. In Miami, he formed his first group, The High Rollers. After moving back to England with his parents, he composed the soundtrack of a film series on Irish history. RJ also studied acting at RADA and the London Academy of Media, Film and TV.