Activities & Projects
The New Zealand String Quartet and opera singer Jared Holt join forces to premiere a new song cycle, In Memoriam. Performed in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch between April and May 2018.
Against the backdrop of war, Anthony Ritchie celebrates the experiences of ordinary people. Hear this secular cantata at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral on 14 April 2018.
On Good Friday 2018 the Tudor Consort explores the parallel symbolism of the crucifixion of Christ, and the lives of the fallen in this centennial year of the end of the First World War.
Belgian musician Jef Neve will perform a solo concert to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Victoria University Hunter Council Chamber, Wellington, 13 Oct 2017, 6pm.
A memorial concert by the Aorangi Singers and Symphony Orchestra, the third in a series of First World War commemorative concerts at St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland, 4 November 2017, 7pm.
The International Military Music Society, NZ Branch in association with The Passchendaele Society, presents ‘Passchendaele Remembered’ at Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland, 15 Oct 2017.
A concert of music and readings in commemoration of the battles of the Western Front during the First World War. St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, 17 June 2017.
NZSO concerts in Auckland and Wellington in May 2017, featuring Gareth Farr's requiem concerto Chemin des Dames, which pays tribute to the soldiers who fell in the First World War.
The Aorangi Symphony Orchestra proudly presents a unique First World War commemoration concert relating to the Battle of Romani and war in general at the Auckland Town Hall, 20 November 2016.
The British High Commission with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra present a screening of the film The Battle of the Somme at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre on 24 September 2016.
A concert by the Band of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery to commemorate the centenary of the Somme. At Playhouse Theatre, Glen Eden, Auckland on 25 September 2016.
The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra's 2016 season finishes with a programme featuring works that reflect the times of the First World War. Held in the Dunedin Town Hall on 1 October 2016.
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra continues to commemorate the centenary of the First World War with two special concerts of remembrance and thanksgiving in April 2016.
This new chamber opera brings powerfully to life how Gallipoli was a domestic story as well as a military one. At Maidment Theatre, as part of the Auckland Arts Festival, 10-12 March 2016.
An 80-strong choir with full orchestra performs Karl Jenkins' anti-war piece, The Armed Man: a Mass for Peace at Nelson College on 26 October 2015.
Classical guitarist Bruce Paine will present a concert at Alberton, Auckland, titled "Duty and Delight" and inspired by Gallipoli war texts, on 21 November 2015.
Nelson City Brass warmly invites you to celebrate and commemorate the spirit of Anzac through music at Theatre Royal Nelson on 25 April 2015.
The Auckland Symphony Orchestra presents a tribute concert featuring orchestral favourites, spoken word, wartime songs and commemorative music at the Aotea Centre, 19 April 2015.
Wellington Citadel Band presents a concert to commemorate the centennial of the Gallipoli landings in the First World War, at Wellington's Salvation Army Citadel, 25 April 2015.
On 22 April 2015 Ukrainian concert pianist Roman Rudnytsky returns to Auckland's PumpHouse to play a special one-off commemorative concert in honour of the fallen.
The Auckland Youth Orchesta's first concert series of 2015, Midsummer Dreams, pays particular reference to Gallipoli. Three dates in Auckland and one in Whitianga, February-March 2015.
A concert at Wellington's St Andrews on the Terrace on 12 Jan 2015 featuring works commemorating the centenary of the First World War.
St George's Choral presents Haydn's Mass in Time of War as part of Thames' First World War commemorations on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November 2014.
Join your national orchestra for a moving tribute concert in honour of the Anzacs. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra perform at the Auckland Town Hall on 23 April 2015.
Join your national orchestra for a moving tribute concert in honour of the Anzacs. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra perform at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre on 22 April 2015.
This concert by the RNZN Band pays tribute to New Zealand’s past and present. Performing at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral on Tuesday 11 November.
The Auckland Youth Symphonic Band perform music from the First World War at Auckland's Playhouse Theatre on Sunday 2 November.
The Aorangi singers join Ensemble Polymnia for a Bach concert which includes three First World War poems. 29 November in Parnell's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
A narrated concert by Leys Orchestra recalling the patriotic music of a century ago that roused brave men sent overseas and comforted those at home. Freemans Bay Community Hall, 28 September 2014
An album featuring a performance and recording of Matthew Everingham's 'Tribute', a First World War memorial song cycle based on texts by Wilfred Owen. Released 19 September 2014.
Music and poetry inspired by the First World War. Premiere of a song cycle by Ross Harris and Poet Laureate Vincent O'Sullivan. 28 August 2014, Old St Pauls, Wellington.
Sāmoan bass-baritone James Ioelu, pianist Richard Liu and trumpet player Bill Stoneham perform song cycles from composer Janet Jennings. Auckland Museum, 31 August 2014.
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra concert that presents three pieces permeated equally with the joy of life and the experience of battle. 30 October 2014, 8 pm.
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra concert commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War. Thursday 13 March 2014, 8 pm.
A choral music concert held on Friday 25 April 2014, 5.00pm, at the Auckland Town Hall.
Commemorating the centenary of the First World War with works by Ravel and Vaughan Williams which evoke feelings of pain and loss, as well as peace. 29 March 2014, Dunedin Town Hall.
Music for the 2014 season, influenced by acts of human violence throughout history; each a moving tribute to our humanity. Features Górecki’s sorrowful 3rd symphony. 2-3 May 2014.
A concert held on Anzac Day (Friday 25 April 2014, 2.30 pm) in the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, featuring the premiere performance of "A Call to Arms", composed by David Hamilton.
The APO present a concert created by four composers who have produced new music in response to letters (held at Auckland Museum) written by NZ soldiers during the First World War. 25 May 2015.
Enjoy music and poetry in a concert that commemorates the centenary of the First World War. 24 July 2014, Auckland Town Hall.
New work being premiered in the New Zealand Festival on 28 February 2014, composed by Ross Harris, poetry by Vincent O'Sullivan and Taonga Puoro by Horomona Horo.