Category WWI

Salute Remembering WW1

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s quadruple bill Salute Remembering WW1: Four dance works is an evocative commemoration of war- not just of World War One, but all war. Accompaniment was by the New Zealand Army Band (with guest cellist Rolf Gjelsten) for three of the four works the bill. Led by Captain Graham Hickman, the […]

Singing on Anzac Day

In attending a dawn service and watching coverage of the national (New Zealand) and Gallipoli services yesterday (25 April) I was struck by the fact that attendees did not really sing during the hymns and anthems. Now I know that New Zealanders are not really a singing people, and I know that we are now […]

Anzac Day

This morning I attended my first ever dawn service for Anzac Day. I’ve attended my fair share of civic services, but I felt that this year (being the centenary of the landings at Anzac Cove) I should make the effort and the pilgrimage to go to a dawn service. Since I live close enough to […]