NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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New Zealand marked the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele in October 2017 with a week of services and events in Belgium, including a light and sound show on the Ieper ramparts.

Topics: Passchendaele, Maori, Sound and light show, Concert, Belgium

The Royal New Zealand Navy Band presents a concert to commemorate the 99th anniversary of Armistice at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, 9 Nov 2017, 7pm.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Armistice, Concert Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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.

Topics: Classical Music, Concert, Passchendaele, Passchendaele Auckland Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: St Matthew-in-the-City

An evening of music commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Charles Luney Auditorium, Christchurch, 15 October 2017, 3pm.

Topics: Concert, Music, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Charles Luney Auditorium

Scotland's famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is known as the "greatest show on earth".

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Concert, Events Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: New Zealand Festival

A concert featuring choral and musical performances commemorating the First World War at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Auckland on 22 April 2017.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Concert, Music, Events Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by:

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.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, Sinai Campaign, Concert, Beersheba Audience: classical music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

The RNZN Band presents their third Remembrance Day concert paying tribute to New Zealand’s past and present. At Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, on 11 November 2016.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Events, Concert, Armistice Audience: Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A range of events in October 2016 to celebrate the centenary of Featherston's Anzac Hall, built by the people of Wairarapa in 1916 to entertain soldiers training nearby. 

Topics: Variety Concerts, Family Entertainment, Concert, preservation, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Featherston

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.

Topics: Classical Music, Concert, Musical performance, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Music lovers, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Wellington

Part of the 2016 NZ Festival, this concert gives a voice to our First World War's “relicts” – the widows and sweethearts who waved their men goodbye and never saw them again.

Topics: Events, Concert, Music, Home front, NZ Festival Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: New Zealand Festival

Mothers, Daughters, Wives is a concert that focuses on those who are often left behind at times of war. Performed on 14 November 2015 at the National War Memorial, Wellington.

Topics: Events, Concert, Families, Women in wartime Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Nota Bene

Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass and The Plainsmen present a remembrance concert at Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre, Christchurch, on 6 November 2015.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Events, Concert, Music Audience: Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
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'Remember' is a concert the Navy Band perform on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2015, at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Concert, Music, Events, Armistice Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, Concert, choir, choral Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers, Peace Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson Civic Choir

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

Remembering 100 years of Gallipoli, the Unity Singers will present favourites from the First and Second World Wars in the variety concert at Pahiatua's: Regent Theatre, 17 May 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Music, Variety Concerts, Concert, Events Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Pahiatua
Organised by: Unity Singers

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

Dancing to classic tunes, community choir singing wartime favourites and afternoon tea at Woodville's Holy Trinity Hall on 26 April 2015. Feel free to come dressed up in period costume.

Topics: Concert, Music, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Woodville
Organised by:

Nelson City Brass warmly invites you to celebrate and commemorate the spirit of Anzac through music at Theatre Royal Nelson on 25 April 2015.

Topics: Music, Classical Music, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Concert Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson City Brass

Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra and Cantando Choir present a moving programme on the centenary of the ANZAC landings in Gallipoli. At Hamilton's Founders Theatre, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Concert, Choir, Vocal Music, Music, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton

This concert of wartime favourites on 19 April 2015 is our tribute to the Gallipoli centenary and part of Coromandel's celebrations taking place during the week leading up to Anzac Day.

Topics: Covers, Tribute Bands, Music, Concert, Events Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Coromandel
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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.

Topics: Classical Music, Concert, Music, Events Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: The PumpHouse Theatre

An Anzac service at Wellington's Roseneath street memorial at 10 am on 25 April 2015, followed by a concert at Roseneath Longhall.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Concert, Commemorative events Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

Enjoy a lively and entertaining evening evoking the famous Hard Up First World War fundraising dances of 1914 Nelson. Held at Fairfield House, 11 April 2015.

Topics: Socials, Singles, Balls, Events, dance, Concert Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Fairfield House

A range of public events starting with a service at Wesleydale Church, Kaeo on Sunday 19th April and ending with a free public concert in the church grounds on Friday 24th April 2015.

Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Events, Commemorations, Concert Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Kaeo

A tapestry of music and words reflecting the time of the Great War. Performed by the Bay of Islands Singers at Kerikeri's Turner Centre, Sunday 3 May.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Concert, Performing Arts, Events Audience: Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Kerikeri
Organised by: Bay of Islands Singers

Summon the Heroes is the theme of NZ National Youth Brass Band's 2015 Tour around the South Island in January 2015, marking the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli.

Topics: Music, Concert, Events Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim, New Zealand, Nelson, New Zealand, Westport
Organised by: NZ National Brass Band

The Upper Hutt Brass Band, Upper Valley Singers, and Wainuiomata Choir commemorate the First World War at Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre with The Armed Man on 16 and 26 April 2015.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Concert, Music, Events Audience: Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Upper Hutt
Organised by: Upper Hutt Brass Band

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.

Topics: Classical Music, Music, Concert Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Holy Trinity Cathedral