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In 1914 the world was swept up in the fiery cataclysm of war, enduring sacrifice and loss on an inconceivable scale.

To commemorate the centenary of the Great War—the war to end all wars— the Sydney University Graduate Choir commissioned composer and music director Christopher Bowen OAM to create An Australian War Requiem. Scored for four-part chorus, semi-chorus, children’s chorus, five soloists and orchestra, the Australian War Requiem, explores that most unbreakable of bonds—that of a mother and her son.

This intensely moving work, the first particularly Australian work of its kind, premiered at the Sydney Town Hall on 10 August 2014, to great acclaim.

On Sunday 11 November 2018—Remembrance Day —we are honoured to be staging a further performance of this monumental work, to mark one hundred years since the Armistice, when the guns fell silent, and it was time to reclaim ‘hope’ and give shape to ‘peace’.

Please join us at the Sydney Town Hall at 3pm on Sunday 11 November, to hear the Sydney University Graduate Choir and orchestra, with soloists Taryn Fiebig—Soprano, Ashlyn Tymms—Mezzo-Soprano, Andrew Goodwin—Tenor, Adrian Tamburini—Bass, and Wade Kernot—Bass, plus the Mercy Catholic College and Waitara Voices Children’s Choirs, all under the accomplished baton of Christopher Bowen OAM.

Tickets for the performance can be purchased here.

 

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