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Farewell Zealandia Concert Series

When:

Sun 27 Mar 2016, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 10 Apr 2016, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 24 Apr 2016, 2:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Featherston Anzac Hall, 62 Bell St, Featherston, Wairarapa

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Ticket for waged people: $20.00
  • Ticket for unwaged people: $15.00

Listed by: dell7xk

The Farewell Zealandia Concert Series runs alongside the "Farewell Zealandia - Forgotten Kiwi Songs of WW1" Exhibition [see link to listing above].

Concert One on Sunday 27 March 2016 @ 2pm features an 11 piece Salon Orchestra [conducted by Brett Lowe] performing 10 of the stunning NZ WW1 songs from the exhibition, along with 3 soloists [including Roger Wilson and Tamara Buckland]. David Dell, Archivist/Historian with the Musical Heritage NZ Trust, will share the moving stories behind the songs and give a guided tour of the exhibition. The concert finishes with afternoon tea.

Concert Two on Sunday 10 April 2016 @ 2pm features a 3 piece trio performing 5 more of the wonderful NZ WW1 songs from the exhibition, plus 5 other beautiful NZ WW1 songs that deserve to be heard! This concert features 2 soloists – Roger Wilson and Linden Loader – and some of the songs will be accompanied by the trio and others by solo grand piano. David Dell, Archivist/Historian with the Musical Heritage NZ Trust, will share the moving stories behind the songs and give a guided tour of the exhibition. The concert finishes with afternoon tea.

Concert Three on Sunday 24 April 2016 @ 2pm also features a 3 piece trio performing the final 5 wonderful NZ WW1 songs from the exhibition, plus 5 more beautiful NZ WW1 songs that deserve to be heard! This concert features 2 soloists – including Lydia McDonnell – and some of the songs will be accompanied by the trio and others by solo grand piano. David Dell, Archivist/Historian with the Musical Heritage NZ Trust, will share the moving stories behind the songs and give a guided tour of the exhibition. The concert finishes with afternoon tea.

Tickets for all the concerts are available from i-Site Masterton [06 370-0900] and i-Site Martinborough. Tickets are also available from the Musical Heritage NZ Trust by emailing: davidmhnz@icloud.com. Door sales of any remaining tickets will be available 30 minutes before the concerts start.

Ticket prices are $20 [waged] and $15 [unwaged] – or all 3 concerts are available as a package price of $50 [waged] and $40 [unwaged].

The Concert Series is part of the exhibition developed by David Dell of the Musical Heritage New Zealand Trust and Tony Rasmussen of Te Manawa. The exhibition features 20 forgotten Kiwi songs from WW1 and tells the fascinating stories of the writers and composers. David and Tony worked alongside Radio NZ Concert as they recording these original songs, with the musical arrangements for Salon Orchestra by Brett Lowe. The exhibition reveals these forgotten songs for the first time. It explores the impact of war through the eyes of these 26 Kiwi songwriters who composed these stunning songs during the turbulent war years of 1914-1918.

The exhibition and concert series are held in the iconic Anzac Hall, 62 Bell St, Featherston. The Anzac Hall would have to rate as one of the best kept secrets of the Wairarapa – a national taonga – and the Exhibition runs till Anzac Day [25th April 2016]. Entry to the exhibition is free.

The exhibition is presented by Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History with generous funding from South Wairarapa District Council.

The Musical Heritage New Zealand Trust is always looking for any old printed music to add to the Archive - NZ and overseas music is accepted.

For further information, please contact David Dell, the Archivist/Historian: davidmhnz@icloud.com