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October 1, 2017 2:00PM • Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival

Voices NZ Chamber Choir The Unusual Silence


The Unusual Silence is a concert in remembrance of WWI bringing together some of New Zealand’s finest singers, Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir.

This specially curated programme features songs of loss, tragedy but also hope and the strength of the human spirit. Other works in this contemplative, rich and moving programme include Chatman’s In Flanders Fields, Arvo Pärt’s Da Pacem Domine, and music by David Hamilton and Eric Whitacre.

Renowned New Zealand composer and former Iona College student Victoria Kelly wrote The Unusual Silence, with inspiration drawn from the Auckland War Memorial Museum’s collection of artifacts and letters from New Zealand soldiers.

Premiering at the Auckland Museum’s Sanctuary, The Unusual Silence will also be performed in Toronto, Canada at the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day in 2018.

The concert is co-directed by Voices Artistic Director Karen Grylls and New Zealand Opera Director Stuart Maunder, and will feature Hawke’s Bay trumpeter Robbie Cargill and a local school choir.

Start time

October 1, 2017 2:00PM


Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival


Premier $59 Adult $49 Concession $42


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