Flowers of War - Three Forgotten Composers of the Great War
This exceptional concert, with music by FS Kelly, will be held in Querrieu Church on 3 November 2016
Louise Page soprano, Christine Wilson mezzo-soprano,
Tamara-Anna Cislowska and Güray Basol piano,
Christopher Latham violin and artistic director
Tickets sold at venue: 10€00
Frederick Septimus Kelly is Australia’s greatest cultural loss of the First World War.
Born in Sydney in 1881, he was the greatest amateur rower of the period, a brilliant pianist and a composer of true genius.
When war broke out in 1914, Kelly was in London. He rushed to sign up and was soon commissioned as an officer with the Royal Naval Division. Kelly would serve alongside the poet Rupert Brooke, the composer William Denis Browne, the British Prime Minister’s second son Ock (Arthur) Asquith, Lord Ribblesdale’s son Charles Lister, Patrick Shaw Stewart, a great Classics scholar who at 25 was
already a director of the Barings Bank, and finally the New Zealand adventurer Bernard Freyberg, later commander of the NZ forces in WW2 and the first NZ born Governor General of that country.
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