Programme

In commemoration of ANZAC Day, SOUNZ is proud to present this programme of two pieces. Gillian Whitehead’s ‘Poroporoaki’ (Farewell) is a haunting exploration of taonga puoro improvisations by Richard Nunns. Ross Harris collaborated with poet Vincent O’Sullivan and taonga puoro composer Horomona Horo to create ‘Requiem for the Fallen’, a deeply moving work for tenor, chamber choir, taonga puoro and string quartet, in memory of soldiers who died on the First World War.

Gillian WhiteheadPoroporoaki
Performed by the New Zealand String Quartet.

Ross Harris, Vincent O’Sullivan and Horomona HoroRequiem for the Fallen
Performed by Horomona Horo (taonga puoro), Richard Greager (tenor), New Zealand String Quartet and Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, conducted by Karen Grylls.

Approximate running time | Te roa: 60 minutes