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March 13, 2015 8:00PM • Auckland Town Hall

Auckland Arts Festival 2015 | Requiem for the Fallen


Purcell Hear my prayer Messiaen O Sacrum Convivium Beethoven Molto adagio from String Quartet in A minor Opus 132 Schnittke Drei geistliche Gesänge Harris Requiem for the Fallen

Requiem for the Fallen premiered at the New Zealand Festival 2014. Commissioned by the New Zealand String Quartet Trust and Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust with funding from Creative New Zealand.

Visionary and compelling, Requiem for the Fallen reflects on New Zealand's role in World War I and its effect on our country over the last century. Profoundly moving, this is a multi-textured remembrance to our ancestors, to a time and to places still embedded in our collective memories.

A wide-ranging musical drama and a passionate plea against the horror of war, Requiem for the Fallen is written by composer Ross Harris, Poet Laureate Vincent O'Sullivan with taonga pūoro composer Horomona Horo. The performance interweaves the Latin text from the Requiem Mass with O'Sullivan's words, taonga pūoro and string quartet.

Start time

March 13, 2015 8:00PM


Auckland Town Hall


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