Fleurs de Guerre: remembering the lost voices of WW1

The final Flowers of War concert for 2016 – entitled Three Treasures – will explore the unknown stories and beautiful music of Claude Duboscq (1897-1938) – French soldier and later translator for the English Army, Botho Sigwart zu Eulenburg (1884-1915) – one of Germany’s finest young composers, dead at 31, and Frederick Septimus Kelly (1881-1916) Australia’s greatest cultural loss in the Great War.

The performers are Louise Page, soprano; Christina Wilson, mezzo-soprano, Tamara-Anna Cislowska & Alan Hicks, piano, Christopher Latham, violin & director.

The concert will include the launch of the ABC Classics double CD of the music of FS Kelly.


Where? High Court of Australia

When?  Friday 21st October, 7.30pm


Where? St James Church, King Street.

When? Sunday 23rd October, 3pm

Regular tickets are $45 adults; $35 concession. To obtain tickets discounted to $30, those connected with Alliance Française should:

  1. go to the Flowers of War website:  theflowersofwar.org
  2. click on the Concert Calendar button in the top RH corner
  3. select the Three Treasures concert in either Canberra or Sydney
  4. follow the steps to book as if for a full price adult ticket
  5. on the pre-final Shopping Cart page, apply the code France in the Gift/Promotion code box

A preview concert at Bermagui Four Winds Pavilion received high praise in an audience survey, including:

“A wonderful and moving production and introduction to beautiful new music”

“The event was unbelievable fantastic. Particularly loved Tamara Anna, but everyone was excellent, such amazing violin, brilliant!”

“Incredibly powerful & moving”