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

Poignantly shaped around poetry by Bill Manhire, Sam Hunt, Chloe Honum, Ian Wedde, and James K Baxter, and inspired by the visual language of acclaimed photographer, Anne Noble, this world premiere work from award-winning composer Victoria Kelly 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, alongside music by Debussy and Mahler, and a new composition for taonga puoro and orchestra by Ruby Solly, this concert promises to be a highlight of the Festival, one that will touch the soul and lift the spirit.

Access Tickets $20* - plus one companion seat free of charge, if required.

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Access Tickets $20* - plus one companion seat free of charge, if required.

Dates

  • Sat
    26
    Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
    7:30pm

Duration

90min

301-317 Queen Street, Auckland Central

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

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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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