Notes from the Front and Requiem for the Fallen

On August 28, Vincent and his collaborator Ross Harris will premiere their song cycle Notes from the Front.

The piece is based on the life of Alexander Aitken, brilliant mathematician, amateur musician, and soldier with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and includes music by Butterworth and Britten.

Detail of New Zealand troops in the support line at the Western Front, 1918. Ref: 1/2-013126-G.

Book through Eventfinda or buy your ticket at the door. Tickets are expected to go fast!

Requiem for the Fallen

Ross and Vincent's last First World War-related collaboration is now available to view online.

The work interweaves text from the Requiem Mass with poetry, taonga pūoro and string quartet. With its atmospheric resonance, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul provides an evocative setting for this passionate plea against the horror of war.

Requiem for the Fallen was performed as part of the New Zealand Festival in February 2014.

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