REMEMBRANCE

Saturday
02
June
Free tickets
7.30PM
Sheldonian Theatre i
REMEMBRANCE
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Augusta Holmès La nuit et l’amour
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Anthony Ritchie Gallipoli to the Somme (European premiere)
Anna Leese soprano
Jon Stainsby baritone
City Choir Dunedin
The Parliament Choir
Simon Over Conductor
Annabel Drummond Violin
Even in the darkest hours, music endures. You could scarcely believe that a hundred years ago, in the same decade Europe was ravaged by the Great War, Vaughan Williams and Ravel wrote such cloudless masterworks. To find a way forward through such testing times, both composers drew upon earlier musical hallmarks, symbols of what once made mankind good, and would again. A hundred years on, New Zealand composer Anthony Ritchie in turn echoes the evergreen sounds of Vaughan Williams. His powerful oratorio remembers the everyday people who strived to retain hope and dignity as the First World War shattered their humanity.

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Concert supported by:
Creative New Zealand