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Anthony Ritchie Gallipoli to the Somme | Léonce de Saint-Martin Paraphrase du Psaume 136 | Jeanne Demessieux Te Deum


Celebrating experiences of ordinary people

Anthony Ritchie’s secular cantata Gallipoli to the Somme had a rapturous world premiere last October in Dunedin, and has so far been broadcast twice on RNZ. Premiering in this concert, Anthony Ritchie has prepared a version with an ensemble and organ. Against the backdrop of a horrific war, Ritchie celebrates the experiences of ordinary people from their songs, diary entries, letters, and poems, all brought into irresistible musical life. The Otago Daily Times reviewer was ecstatic. “After the final chord,” she said, “complete silence held the audience before prolonged applause and a standing ovation rewarded this brilliant new work.”

Jenny Wollerman soprano

Jarvis Dams baritone

Philip Smith organ

Uwe Grodd conductor

Pipers Sinfonia Ensemble



Saturday, 14 April, 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Cathedral

$56, concession available / 0800BUYTIX / 09 365 2342


Elizabeth Thomson Caldera (detail), 2012

Courtesy of the Artist and Two Rooms, Auckland

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