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Cannakale Gallipoli Songs

5 April 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm AEDT

Tickets: Adult $30 | Concession $20 | Child under 12 – free

A project initiated by soprano Ayşe Göknur Shanal in 2014, to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC landing has seen the commission of historical works by four exceptional composers.

Unforgettable, intimate and heart-wrenching stories from the frontline…

Ayşe Göknur Shanal and Patrick Keith will present works by Diana Blom, John Wayne Dixon, Erberk Eryılmaz and Ross Fiddes.

Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives … You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours … 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

“…soprano Ayşe Göknur Shanal…the sheer beauty and dramatic power of her voice left me profoundly moved” – Inge Southcott

Presented by Ayşe Göknur Shanal.



Wesley Uniting Church – The Church on the Mall, Wollongong
116 Crown Street
Wollongong, New South Wales 2500 Australia
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