The Flowers of War presents The Diggers’ Requiem

Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music, Saturday 6 October
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This may seem a long way away but I do encourage Canberrans to book now. There are just 1500 seats available in Llewellyn Hall for this single performance and it is a monumental work, not to be missed.

Directed by Christopher Latham, The Diggers’ Requiem is part of his work as Artist in residence at The Australian War Memorial. His quest has been to bring music into the archive and with this work his goal is to offer up a prayer for peace.

The Diggers’ Requiem tells the story with music and projected images of the battles of Australian soldier son the Western Front. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of this ‘war to end all wars’ and includes music of the time as well as commissioned pieces by Elena Kats Chernin, Ross Edwards, Nigel Westlake, Andrew Schulz, Graeme Kohne, Richard Mills and Christopher Latham.

62,000 bells are part of the Lux Aeterna by Ross Edwards, just one of the seven composers commissioned in this project. Each bell recalls an Australian soldier who died in World War 1.

  • Hear Barbie’s interview with David Whitney, a member of The Flowers of War team.