War Letters – musical settings of letters from WW1

In 2013 the Australian Federal Government launched the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program to support projects which commemorate the 1st World War (http://www.anzaccentenary.gov.au/grants/). The project, War Letters, in which letters from the First World War are set to music by four established Australian classical composers, received funding for two concerts on 7th and 10th November, 2015 – one concert for the public, the other for schools – both given in the Ku-ring-gai Town Hall in the Bradfield Electorate. The four newly composed works by Elliott Gyger, Nicole Murphy, Larry Sitsky and Diana Blom were performed by Australian contemporary classical music ensemble, Halcyon, and a recording of the program has been released by Wirripang Pty. Ltd. The War Letters project was designed to commemorate the service and sacrifice of servicemen and women in the First World War during the ANZAC centenary through the four composers’ different musical settings of letters from the 1st World War. In doing so it reminds us of the continual service of those in the forces in past and current conflicts.

War Letters logo with poppy

This page contains information about the project and the programs for the two concerts.

Also, see ‘Frank Robinson – ANZAC Everyman’ – Diana Blom and Eleanor McPhee – iBook – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/frank-robinson/id1191409262?ls=1&mt=11