11 Nov 2016

Dunedin Symphony Orchestra - Gallipoli to the Somme

From Music Alive, 8:00 pm on 11 November 2016
Gallipoli to the Somme concert

Gallipoli to the Somme concert Photo: Dunedin Symphony Orchestra

The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra's concert 'Gallipoli to the Somme' recorded in October 2016 in Dunedin Town Hall.

The main work is Anthony Ritchie's oratorio 'Gallipoli to the Somme', based largely on the memoir by Alexander Aitken, given its world première performance.

Soloists Anna Leese (soprano), Martin Snell (bass), with City Choir Dunedin, Southern Youth Choir and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simon Over.

Also included are other works related to World War I by Frederick Septimus Kelly and Maurice Ravel.


Somme Parade

Kate Kennedy and Roger Smith discuss the poets and composers of World War I.

Composer Interview

Anthony Ritchie talks to Upbeat about Gallipoli to the Somme