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 exquisite 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 an orchestral and choral work of rare beauty and power, uplifted by the magnificent 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’.

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 28 September 2022