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Halcyon presents War Letters

  • Ku-ring-gai Town Hall 1186 Pacific Highway Pymble, NSW, 2073 Australia (map)

War Letters commemorates through music, the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in the First World War during the ANZAC centenary. Four Australian composers, representing four generations, have taken excerpts from original letters written during times of conflict, and set the words to music for singers and ensemble. The letters are filled with both hope and despair, offering deep insight into life for all involved in the war zone, but especially for family and friends receiving and sending them. War Lettersexplores this interface between letter writing and music, bringing into focus the day to day experiences of the men and women taken up by war.

Featuring four new works written especially for the concert

Diana Blom       Triptych (war letters)
Elliott Gyger      Un poilu australien
Nicole Murphy   'Dearest Mother...'
Larry Sitsky       Letter from the trenches

Tickets: $20/$15
Bookings through Classikon
Enquiries: 02 4736 0164

Artists: Alison Morgan - sopranoJenny Duck-Chong - mezzo sopranoClive Birch - bassJames Wannan - violaKaylie Dunstan - percussion Jo Allan - piano

Later Event: 18 April
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