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ANZAC Reflections, Memoirs and Memories Concert

ANZAC Reflections, Memoirs and Memories, presenting a special programme of beautiful music and readings commemorating those who have given their lives, and reflecting on the effects of war.

Alan Douglas Luxton, 1897 - 1918 (photos courtesy family photo, NZ Defence Personnel Records & Commonwealth War Graves)

We invite you to come along and enjoy our evening of ANZAC Reflections, Memoirs and Memories.
ANZAC Reflections features a special programme of beautiful music and readings commemorating those who have given their lives in conflicts throughout the world, and reflecting on the effect war has on us all.
New Zealanders have marked the landings at Gallipoli since April 1915 with Anzac Day honoured as a public holiday since 1921. On this day the people of New Zealand have acknowledged the sacrifice of all those who died in warfare, the contribution and suffering of all those who served and the strength of those who continued to keep the home fires burning.
Promoting a sense of unity Anzac Day harmonises those of diverse politics, beliefs and aspirations to share a genuine sorrow at the loss of so many lives, and a real respect for those who have endured warfare on behalf of this country, as well as other nations across the globe.
The audience for ANZAC Reflections will be moved by heart-warming songs that draw on the real emotions that surround conflict, intermingled with the lighter moments generated by comradery and readings of touching prose to make a rounded whilst poignant show.  Those performing will include the Women in Harmony choir; Gary Elford, Tony Kiesanowski, Sue Galvin, Judi Smitheram, Hamish Martin, the trio of Martin Kraakman, Marguerite and Barrie Clubb, NorWest Brass Band, Dave Evison, Trish Waters, Dave Hart and the Christchurch Andrew’s Sisters, plus many more.
Hosted by the Christchurch Folk Cub at
The Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Crescent, Spreydon, Christchurch
Doors open from 7pm, concert 7.30-9.30pm
Entry $8 members, $12 non-members, $5 students with ID
There is no eftpos at the venue so please remember to bring cash for entry, bar, supper and raffle.

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26 April 2015
Date added: 30 March 2015 | Last updated: 04 May 2015
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