We Remember

March 18, 2011

The front page of today’s Press is printed in Canterbury’s colours, red and black, and headlined WE REMEMBER.

It goes on to say:

Today New Zealand pauses to remember the lives lost in the Christchurch earthquake on Tuesday, February 22.

We ponder the broken homes, destroyed livelihoods and profoundly changed lives.

The greater anguish is the loss of treasured ones to a force of nature which highlighted the preciousness of human life.

Today we recall ordinary lives, valued people, those close to us. We persevere and in doing so we honour them.

A list follows of those who died in the quake whose names have been released so far.

Inside the paper has a programme of the service:

12:00 Woolston Brass Band.

12:10: Lament by lone piper.

12:15 Arrival of official party.

12:30 Putatara (conch shell) sounded by Ben Brennan to signal the start of the service.

Mihi Whakatau Ceremony.

God Save The Queen.

12:51 The silence led by Very Reverend Peter Beck, Dean of Christchurch.

Tributes: Bob Parker, Prince William.

Reading: Sir Anand Satyanand.

Address: Prime Minister John Key.

Song: Loyal by Dave Dobbyn.

Address: Phil Gff.

Reading: Ralph Moore, Deputy Taskfroce Leader, Christchurch Urban Search and Rescue team.

Psalm 23.

Song: You’ll Never Walk Alone – Dame Malvina Major.

The lighting of the Flame by Sam Johnson and Patsy Te Are.

Hymn.

Gathering prayers.

The Lords Prayer.

Readings by representatives of Christchurch Christian churches.

Prayers of many faiths.

Song Pie Jesu by Dame Malvina Major.

Reflection by Right Reverend Victoria Matthews.

Verses of consolation by various leaders.

Benediction by Christchurch Cathedral choir.

National Anthem led by Timua Brennan and Laurence Munday, Dame Malvina Major and Hayley Westenra.

Placement of floral tributes and Recessional.

Woolston Brass Band.

Ribbon borrowed – again – from Scrubone at Something Should Go Here Maybe Later.


Malvina Major, Hayley Westenra – Barcarolle

May 25, 2009

Day 25 of the tune a day challenge for New Zealand Music Month.

Dame Malvina Major deserves a place in NZ Music Month for what she’s achieved in her career and for the assistance she’s given to training young artsits through the Dame Malvina Foundation.

Given this is a rural blog, a mention also needs to be made of her life with her husband on a Taranaki dairy farm.

This clip is a duet with Hayley Westenra.

Catching up on yesterday’s posts:

Inquiring Mind chose Split Enz singing Poor Boy

Keeping Stock continues his Christian Music Sundays with Juliagrace singing Carry Me Away

And Rob gave us Between the Lines from Danse Macabre  and he also captures history with a clip of Karen Hay on Radio With Pictures with what he thinks was “pribablee the first rill koywoi accunt on the Tully“.


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