An Australian War Requiem

Unfortunately, the event you’re looking for has already occurred.

Try using our navigation bar across the top to find upcoming events, or use the search just below the navigation if you are looking for a specific upcoming event.

An Australian War Requiem

August 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One– the ‘war to end all wars’ – a conflict which saw Australia first fight under its own flag, lose 60,000 to death and more than a hundred thousand to injury, and which helped define our fledgling sense of nationhood.

To honour this important anniversary and that of the Gallipoli campaign, the Sydney University Graduate Choir has commissioned composer and Music Director Christopher Bowen OAM to write an Australian War Requiem.
The composition, together with the libretto by Pamela Traynor, is inspired by letters between soldiers at the front and their mothers at home, interspersed by sections from the Stabat Mater hymn, and depicted through three tableaux:
1: The Horror of War, 2: Sons and Mothers, 3: Reflections on Loss.

Scored for large choir, children’s choir, soloists and symphony orchestra, it will be premiered at the Sydney Town Hall on August 10th 2014. We are delighted to announce that we have engaged Ayse Goknur Shanal, Celeste Lazarenko, Andrew Goodwin, Adrian Tamburini and Christopher Richardson as soloists.

The score, recently completed by the composer, reveals a powerful text together with emotionally charged music so appropriate to the sentiments expressed in the text; those soloists who have already had the opportunity to sing parts of the work were greatly moved; this will be a most profound and memorable experience for participants and audience alike.

The Sydney University Graduate Choir and Orchestra will be joined by guest choristers from across NSW and a children’s choir from a number of Sydney schools.

This event is being generously supported by the Australian War Memorial; City of Sydney; Federal Republic of Germany through their Consulate General in Sydney; Kingdom of Belgium through their Embassy in Australia; Republic of Turkey through their Consulate General in Sydney, and Abdul Constructions; Returned & Services League of Australia; University of Sydney; Westfield Sydney.

Event Snapshot

When:

  • On Sunday 10 August from 15.00 to 17.00

Where:

Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street (cnr Druitt Street) Sydney 2000 Venue details

Cost:

Tickets
Section A – Adult $55, Conc $45
Section B – Adult $45, Conc $35
Section C – Adult $35, Conc $25
Child (15yrs & under) $25
from
Seymour Centre: 9351 7940 www.seymourcentre.com
Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 www.ticketmaster.com.au

More Info:

Sydney University Graduate Choir
Rosalie O’Neale
0407 250 443

How to get to this event:

Town Hall Railway Station, Sydney Explorer Bus Stop 24, George Street Bus Services.

Are we missing something?

Help us improve this listing

Location

Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street (cnr Druitt Street) Sydney 2000

loading...

Calendar Navigation

  1. NOV2014
  2. M24
  3. T25
  4. W26
  5. T27
  6. F28
  7. S29
  8. S30
  9. DEC2014
  10. M01
  11. T02
  12. W03
  13. T04
  14. F05
  15. S06
  16. S07
  17. M08
  18. T09
  19. W10
  20. T11
  21. F12
  22. S13
  23. S14
  24. M15
  25. T16
  26. W17
  27. T18
  28. F19
  29. S20
  30. S21
  31. M22
  32. T23