Anna Leese speaks to Niall Munro about her personal connections to commemorations of war and the performance of commemorative music.
Soprano soloist Anna Leese performed in the European premiere of Anthony Ritchie's oratorio Gallipoli to the Somme at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, on Saturday 2 June 2018. This performance was part of the Remembrance Concert marking the culmination of the Mellon-Sawyer seminar series 2017-18 'Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation'. The concert featured the Parliament Choir, members of the City Choir Dunedin, and the Southbank Sinfonia, conducted by Simon Over.
Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation