Tag Archives: Pamela Traynor

News from our Orchestra

In addition to the engagement of Kirsten Williams as Concertmaster, another recent development serves to underline the exceptional quality of our orchestral players. In May, when a cellist had to drop out late and at short notice from the orchestra … Continue reading

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An Australian War Requiem—review

Renowned mezzo-soprano Lauris Elms AM OBE attended the premiere of  ‘An Australian War Requiem’ on 10 August 2014, and has kindly provided the following review of the performance. In this century we have grown accustomed to war, and celebrating violence seems … Continue reading

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Christopher Bowen’s ‘An Australian War Requiem’ Premiered

On Sunday, 10 August in the Sydney Town Hall, the choir gave its second subscription concert of 2014, the premiere performance of Christopher Bowen’s and Pamela Traynor’s An Australian War Requiem, commissioned by the choir to mark the centenary of … Continue reading

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Treasured letters: an interview with Pamela Traynor, librettist—part 1

The libretto for An Australian War Requiem features quotes from letters between soldiers at the front and mothers at home in Australia. It also includes excerpts from poems, and from the sacred hymn of Mary, the Stabat Mater. The libretto … Continue reading

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An Australian War Requiem – meditating on conflict and loss

August 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1—the ‘war to end all wars’—a conflict which saw Australia first fight under its own flag, lose 60,000 to death and more than a hundred thousand to injury, and … Continue reading

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