NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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This year's New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka – at Te Papa on 3-5 July 2015 – has a special focus to commemorate the centenary of the landing of the Maori Contingent at Gallipoli.

Topics: Events, Maori, dance, Songs, Kapa haka Audience: General, Descendants, local visitors, iwi, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The Handel Quire present an evening of sublime music and readings (poems, letters etc) to commemorate the centenary of the Great War at St Andrew's Church in Pukekohe on 5 July 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Music, Songs, Events, Concert Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Pukekohe
Organised by: Handel Consort and Quire

Cantores Choir (OUSA) with orchestra and percussion presents a collection of songs, texts and sounds covering numerous aspects of war, at the Dunedin Railway Station, 24 May 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Songs, Music, Events, Musical performances Audience: Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Cantores Choir

"Whispers of Gallipoli" is New Zealand composer Anthony Ritchie's new song cycle about events both at and surrounding Gallipoli.

Topics: Gallipoli, Anthony Rithie, Songs
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Peninsula Players offer a short one-act play followed by Showstoppers, with a selection of Music-Hall favourites as our tribute to the centenary of the First World War. 1-3 May 2015.

Topics: Events, Music, Concert, Songs, Plays Audience: Music lovers, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Peninsular Players

A concert to mark the centenary of Anzac. At Waipawa's Penny Lane Emporium, 24 April 2015.

Topics: Songs, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waipawa
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An Anzac Centenary tribute concert, featuring the West City Concert Band. Performing at the Mt Albert War Memorial Hall on 26 April 2015.

Topics: Music, Anzac Day 2015, Events, Songs Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: West City Concert Band

The Dunedin RSA Choir will be presenting its Anzac revue at the Dunedin Town Hall on Anzac Day, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Music, Songs, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Music lovers, returned service veterans Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Dunedin RSA Choir

New Zealand Red Cross is celebrating 100 years of Red Cross activity in New Zealand with a sing-a-long of First World War songs at Wellington's Cathedral of St Paul on 2 May 2015.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Songs, Music, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: New Zealand Red Cross

A Capella Singers and instrumentalists will perform Karl Jenkins' moving work The Armed Man at Invercargill's First Presbyterian Church on 26 April 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Events, Songs Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Invercargill
Organised by: A Capella Singers

The Unity Singers present a collection of favourites from the First and Second World War at Palmerston North's Regent on Broadway, Sunday 10 May 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Songs, Music, Events Audience: Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Organised by: Unity Singers

The St. Alban's Community choir will perform a program consisting of First World War-era songs in aid of the Knox Church restoration fund. Held in Christchurch on 22 March 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Songs, Music, Events, Fundraising Audience: General, choirs, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

The Auckland Youth Symphonic Band perform music from the First World War at Auckland's Playhouse Theatre on Sunday 2 November.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, Songs, Music, Musical performances Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Playhouse Theatre