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WATCH: The Lark Ascending Live

Posted on 22 Dec 2015 by Leo Messias

Richard Tognetti, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and guests perform Vaughan Williams' 'The Lark Ascending' as part of the Helpmann Award-winning Reflections on Gallipoli program. 

Presented across Australia in March 2015, Reflections on Gallipoli is an immersive music/theatre exploration of the Anzac tale by Australia's greatest storytellers including director Neil Armfield, ACO artistic director and violin Richard Tognetti, large-scale theatre specialist Nigel Jamieson, soprano Taryn Fiebig and many more. 

"You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well." Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

The invocation by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who became known as the father of modern Turkey, is inscribed on the memorial stone overlooking ANZAC Cove in Gallipoli. It provides the inspiration for the ACO’s artistic director, Richard Tognetti, Nigel Jamieson, and Neil Armfield to bring to the stage their emotional  exploration of the ANZAC story through music, spoken word and imagery.

Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Neil Armfield Director
Nigel Jamieson Deviser
Sean Bacon Video Designer
Matthew Cox Lighting Designer