There are commemorative activities planned across Australia for the Centenary of Armistice 2018. See the list below to find events in your state or territory.
The Centenary of Armistice Remembrance Concert 2018 Location: Albert Hall, Launceston, Tasmania Date and times: Sat 3 November 2018, two shows only - 1.30pm and 7.30pm Description: Presented under the guidance of RSL Tasmania with the support of Best Western Plus Launceston, Bunnings Warehouse, the City of Launceston, the Spirit of Tasmania and many more. Website:http://centenaryofarmistice.com.au/
FAURÉ ‘REQUIEM’ – Centenary Remembrance Concert Location: Perth Concert Hall Date and times: 11 November 2018, 4-6pm Description: Following PSC’s long tradition of ANZAC concerts, we will mark this significant occasion with a performance on Remembrance Day of the ‘Fauré Requiem’ and Vaughan Williams’ ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’ with relevant narration and projections to deepen the meaning of the music’s texts and the day’s significance. Website: http://www.perthsymphonicchorus.com.au/event/centenary/
Poppies for peace
Dedication of the commemorative installation "Poppies for Peace" at the Museum of the Goldfields.
This poppy project commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and the world’s hope for a peaceful future. Date and time: Sunday 11 November from 9am to 10am Location: Museum of the Goldfields, 17 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie
RSVP 9 November 2018 Goldfields@museum.wa.gov.au
Or call 9021 8533
Remembrance Day has always been a poignant and respectful day reflection by Australians however in 2018, this 100th year since the signing of the Armistice that ended the first ‘Great’ War, we give special thanks to those who fought for us and created the uniquely Australian Anzac spirit in those trenches far away.
Lieutenant Brian O’Kane, RAN and Lieutenant Matthew Klohs, RAN – Conductors
On war: enemy internment Location: National Library of Australia, theatre, lower ground 1 Date and times: 19 November 2018, 5-6.30pm Description: Dr Craig Cormick reveals the world of boredom and inventive fantasy amongst German civilians in internment camps in Australia during the First World War. Dr Craig Cormick is an award-winning Canberra author whose latest book is The Years of the Wolf, based on the internment of German civilians at Trail Bay in NSW. In association with the Canberra Great War Study Group, the Estaminet. Website:https://www.nla.gov.au/event/on-war-enemy-internment
The Soldier settlers of Tuggeranong photographic exhibition Location: Lanyon Education Centre Date and times: 16 October - 11 November 2018 Description: Discover the stories of the eight men who returned from service in the Great War to take up soldier settler blocks on the former Tuggeranong property. This remarkable photographic exhibition reveals their struggles with debt, drought, the rabbit plague and uncertain markets, while they were still living with the legacy of their war service Website: http://www.historicplaces.com.au/exhibitions/the-soldier-settlers-of-tuggeranong-a-photographic-exhibition
Lest We Forget Remembrance Day
In this, the 100th anniversary of Armistice, Canberra Wind Symphony will perform in the evocative setting of the Warrior's Chapel at the Church of St. Andrew.
This performance features the stunning music of Ticheli with Angels in the Architecture, the WORLD PREMIERE of a new commissioned work from Canberra composer Michael Dooley, Winds of Hope, concert selections Symphonic Fantasia Suomi by Christopher J. Luke, In Wartime by David del Tredici, and as always, the crowd favourite Abide With Me (Eventide), with the Last Post performed solo from inside the Warrior's Chapel. Date and time: Saturday 10th November from 2pm Location: Warrior's Chapel at the Church of St. Andrew Book your tickets: http://www.canberrawindsymphony.com.au
New South Wales
An Australian War Requiem Location: Sydney Town Hall Date and time: Sunday 11 November 3-5pm Description:
To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice, the Sydney University Graduate Choir, children’s chorus, five soloists and orchestra will perform An Australian War Requiem at the Sydney Town Hall. Composed by Christopher Bowen OAM, with libretto by Pamela Traynor, An Australian War Requiem is inspired by letters between soldiers at the front and their mothers at home, interspersed by sections from the Stabat Mater hymn. Website: www.australianwarrequiem.com.au
Remembrance Day across the Fraser Coast
Brought to to you by the "Friends of the Maryborough, Qld, Cemetery"
The Communities of Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Tiaro and Howard are invited to attend a Remembrance Day Event at each of the following Cemeteries:
Tiaro on Friday 9th November at 9.30am
Maryborough Monumental, Maryborough Garden of Rest and Polson Cemetery (Hervey Bay) on Saturday 10th November at 9.30am
Howard Cemetery on Sunday 11th November
A single poppy will be placed on the grave of every ex-service person Girl Guides, Tiaro State School, Naval Cadets and Scouts of the Fraser Coast to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day which ended World War 1.
Please bring your own chair if necessary.
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Location: Darwin Memorial Uniting Church, 78 Smith St, Darwin Date and time: 11 November at 9.30am Description: Church service commemorating 100 years