Power NI on board for Titanic world premiere

Friday, February 24, 2012


The famous Titanic story comes to life on a night of reflection, music and celebration in St. Anne’s Cathedral Belfast and Power NI join the sponsors line up. A “Requiem for the lost souls of the Titanic” will be showcased by Belfast born composer Philip Hammond and is the final event in the ‘Titanic Festival of Creative Arts 2012’ series of new art commissioned with funds provided by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

The Requiem will be premiered on the night of the 100th year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, on Saturday 14th April 2012, commemorating the tragic loss of over 1, 500 lives. The event will host a specially commissioned choral work from Hammond who has lived most of his life in the shadow of the Belfast shipyard where the Titanic and its sister ships were built in the heyday of the industry during the early years of the twentieth century.

Commenting on the Titanic disaster, he said: “It is part of history and it is part of who we are. I have spent the last three years putting the requiem together, developing the six choral movements with five musical meditations. These are a reflection of the musicians who stayed for the last moments and went down with the ship.”

Power NI’s Business Sales and Marketing Manager Alan Egner added: “We are proud to support such an event which commemorates such a significant occasion in Northern Ireland’s history. Having powered Northern Ireland for almost a century, Power NI (the new name for NIE Energy) has a shared local heritage in this part of the world. “After a decade of competition in the local business sector,

Power NI is still the largest supplier here with around 30,000 businesses on our books ranging from SMEs to large manufacturers, government sites and retailers. We are also seeing more customers coming back to us than ever before, with over 500 businesses switching back from other suppliers in the last year alone.”

The Requiem for the Lost Souls of the Titanic will be staged and specially lit for the most dramatic effect in St Anne’s. After the performance a torchlight procession will walk from the Cathedral to the Titanic Memorial in the grounds of the City Hall, as an act of remembrance for all those who died in the disaster exactly one hundred years before.

For full details of the spectacular musical line up and tickets, visit www.titanicfestival.com. To find out more about how Power NI can help your business, visit www.powerni.co.uk/business or call 08457 455 455 (lines open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Pictured at the launch are Dean Mann, Alan Egner from Power NI and Philip Hammond, Composer.