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1917 - The Night is Darkest Before the Dawn

  • High Court of Australia Parkes Place East Parkes, ACT, 2600 Australia (map)

A musical portrait of one of the most tumultuous years of our history

1917’s battles of Bapaume, Arras, Bullecourt, the Russian Revolution, the French Army’s revolt, the Birth of Finland, and the battles of 3rd Ypres, Passchendaele and the Charge at Beersheba.

Book online $50/$45 or purchase tickets at the door $55/$50


1917 compositions by Lili Boulanger, Ivor Gurney, Louis Vierne, Benjamin
Dale, Ervin Schulhoff, Jean Sibelius and Sergei Prokofiev

Plus a preview of The Diggers’ Requiem, with premieres of work by Nigel
Westlake, Alex Lithgow, Richard Mills and Elena Kats-Chernin

1917: measuring the cost
citizen-soldiers paid for peace


Louise Page soprano, Christina Wilson mezzo soprano, Caroline Almonte
piano, David Pereira cello, Paul Goodchild trumpet, the Sculthorpe String
Quartet, Christopher Latham violin and director
Duration 2 hours

Earlier Event: October 21
De Witte Engelen / Les Anges Blancs