Media release: 16 May 2016
Wellingtonians and visitors to the capital are invited to attend six Sunday concerts over winter at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.
“It’s an exciting programme to extend the use of Pukeahu beyond purely ceremonial events,” says Paul Riley, Pukeahu National War Memorial Curator.
The National War Memorial's Hall of Memories.
“We’re encouraging Sunday visitors who may want to take a look around the Great War Exhibition in the Dominion Museum to then wander down the steps to the Hall of Memories, enjoy a 45-minute concert featuring some of our finest classical musicians and then attend the ‘Soldier’s Story’ reading and Last Post ceremony outside, at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.”
The concerts begin this Sunday (22 May) with the RNZAF Band Woodwind Trio playing music from the great masters. The concerts continue monthly through to October.
22 May RNZAF Band woodwind trio - Music from the masters: Bach, Haydn, Mozart and more
19 June Anon Vocal Ensemble - Programme of war, loss and remembrance
10 July Hannah Darroch, Principal Flute, RNZAF Band - a programme of solo repertoire for flute, from old to new
14 August Anon Vocal Ensemble - Musical homage to the words of Shakespeare
11 September St Lazarus Organ recital by Timothy Hurd, QSM
2 October Classical saxophone and voice - Australasia’s leading classical saxophonists team up with vocalists for a concert of renaissance and baroque music.
Concerts will commence at 4pm and conclude at 4:45pm and guests are invited to then attend the Last Post ceremony at 5:00pm.
Admission is free.
More details about the Winter Concert series can be found at: http://www.mch.govt.nz/pukeahu/news-events/events.
Updated on 30th September 2016