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16 December 2014 / News
Described by critics as “a never-to-be-forgotten experience for all who attended" and “powerfully moving”, the powerful Requiem for the Fallen will feature in the Auckland Arts Festival 2015 programme on 13 March following highly acclaimed performances in the New Zealand Festival and Arts Festival Dunedin this year.
The work is a semi-staged, highly dramatic piece written in commemoration of World War I by composer Ross Harris, Poet Laureate Vincent O'Sullivan and taonga puoro composer Horomona Horo and performed by the New Zealand String Quartet, Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, Horomona Horo and tenor Richard Greager.
Requiem for the Fallen interweaves text from the Requiem Mass with poetry, taonga puoro and string quartet and is a reflection upon New Zealand's remarkable role in World War I and the effect it has had on the entire country over the past 100 years.
The work has been commissioned by the New Zealand String Quartet Trust and Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust with funding from Creative New Zealand.
The opportunity to perform again as part of this incredible work will be a highlight of our 2015 calendar. We urge you to join us at the Auckland Town Hall for this extraordinary experience.
Image: Troopship Ruapehu at Port Chalmers. Collection of Tōitu Otago Settlers Museum.
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