What does it mean to be alive, knowing that life is finite?

Poignantly shaped around poetry byBill Manhire, Sam Hunt, Chloe Honum, Ian Wedde, and James K Baxter, and inspired by the visual language of photographerAnne Noble, this world premiere work from award-winning composer VictoriaKelly explores one of the most ancient musical forms, the Requiem, and takes it to new secular and spiritual heights.

In contemplating our existence, the natural world, and feelings of wonder, loss, longing, desire, and surrender, Kelly has created a rare orchestral and choral work of great beauty and power featuring the exquisite voices of Simon O’Neill and Jayne Tankersley.

Ātahu– a work for taonga puoro and orchestra by Ruby Solly – is a second, much-anticipated world premiere that will be performed in the same evening.

Complementing the two debuts will be performances of Debussy’s Nocturnes and one of Mahler's Rückert-Lieder, ‘Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen’. This rich concert promises to be a highlight of the Festival, one that will truly touch the soul and lift the spirit.

Pre-show talk at 6:00pm

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Early Bird tickets are available until 11:59pm 6 January 2022, or until allocation is exhausted.


Deluxe Adult $131
Deluxe Early Bird $120
Deluxe Concession $120
Deluxe Group (6+) $120
Deluxe Under 30 $91
Premium Adult $110
Premium Early Bird $99
Premium Concession $99
Premium Group (6+) $99
Premium Under 30 $77
Premium Child $59
A Audlt $89
A Early Bird $80
A Concession $80
A Group (6+) $80
A Under 30 $62
A Child $45
B Adult $ 69
B Early Bird $63
B Concession $63
B Group (6+) $63
B Under 30 $48
B Child $37
C Adult $52
C Early Bird $47
C Child $27
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Dates

Duration

90min

301-317 Queen Street, Auckland Central

+64 9 309 2677
www.aucklandlive.co.nz

Accessibility

Supported by

With support from

Platinum Patrons Andrew & Jenny Smith, and Sir Roderick & Gillian, Lady Deane

Credits

Conductor
  • Vincent Hardaker
Tenor
  • Simon O’Neill
Soprano
  • Jayne Tankersley
Choirmaster
  • David Squire
Taonga Puoro
  • Maianginui
  • Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Ruby Solly
  • Ātahu
Debussy
  • Nocturnes
Mahler
  • Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Victoria Kelly
  • Requiem
Photo by
  • Anne Noble
  • Bee Wing Photogram 2014 (detail)
Victoria Kelly photo credit
  • Amanda Ratcliffe
Ruby Solly photo credit
  • Ebony Lamb Photographer
Jayne Tankersley photo credit
  • Phillip Griffin

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