Posted by Christine Sadlier
REMEMBERING THE SIGHTS, SOUNDS AND SONGS OF THE GREAT WAR
featuring the Tauranga Civic Choir and Tauranga City Brass.
Join us for one night only, an immersive experience of sights and sounds and songs of the Great War… a journey for all ages.
The music ranges from Edwardian pomposity, to music hall songs, to hymns, to soldiers’ ditties and marching songs, to gritty songs that reveal the awfulness of war, to songs of hope for a brighter future, finishing with Sir Harry Lauder’s evergreen “Keep Right On To The End Of The Road”, written after his son had been killed in action.
Musical Director Nigel Williams leads the 70-strong choir, with Philip Smith on organ, Leon Gray on piano, the Tauranga City Silver Band, Jeremy Thompson on trumpet, and Elaine Wogan, soprano. Tom Bradley and Elizabeth Price provide narration, with a montage of still shots covering pre-war New Zealand, soldiers leaving for war, wartime scenes and action, hospitals, recreation, and volunteer work.
When: 7.15pm, Sunday 11 November 2018
Where: Holy Trinity Church, Devonport Road, Tauranga
All proceeds from A Kiwi Armistice go towards Waipuna Hospice to provide high quality end of life care.
Tickets can be bought from Waipuna Hospice website: https://www.waipunahospice.org.nz/a-kiwi-armistice/ or the Tauranga Civic Choir website http://www.taurangacivicchoir.org.nz/tickets.html .
Thank you for your support.