Following the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 the Axios Men's Ensemble has commissioned composer and two-time Grammy Award nominee Benedict Sheehan to compose a Requiem to honour the countless victims who have lost their lives in this tragic war.
To create an exceptional recording and lasting tribute will require a combination of artistic excellence, genuine authenticity, and sincere passion. The ensemble will feature professional choristers from Pro Coro Canada, together with amateur and professional singers from across Canada, the United States, and Ukraine under the direction of award-winning Maestro Michael Zaugg.
To commission this work and assemble a world-class choir will require a significant amount of funding. We are relying on the generous support of people like you to help make this a reality. To find out more about this project and how to support it, click on the tab below.
Our Christmas recording, Christ is Born: Hymns and Carols of the Nativity is available for purchase.
Axios Mens Ensemble is grateful to receive permission to use photos for the Ukrainian War Requiem Project by Finnbar O'Reilly and Nicole Tung of the New York Times and Bernat Armangue of the Associated Press. Other photos featured by Roman Petriw and Arko Ferdycz.
We are also grateful for the donated time from our good friends from Cut&Paste