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Centenary of Armistice


Mon 12 Nov 2018, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Llewellyn Hall, William Herbert Place, Civic, Canberra, ACT

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: belindarendell1

The Royal Australian Navy Band will commemorate the Centenary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War One in three special concerts that pay tribute to those who fought, the families and communities left behind, and their legacies.

On the beaches of Gallipoli, the waters of the Indian Ocean or the bloody fields of France, Australian soldiers and sailors served with pride and courage during World War One. Volunteers were called from far and wide, singing Australia will be there as they sailed away from home, and patriotic songs were sung around the family piano to lift the spirits of those remaining, encouraging others to enlist and do their part. HMAS Sydney won her first battle at sea but we lost our first two submarines with all those aboard. More than 60,000 Australians were killed over the four year war and more than 150,000 were wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner.

Remembrance Day has always been a poignant and respectful day reflection by Australians however in 2018, this 100th year since the signing of the Armistice that ended the first ‘Great’ War, we give special thanks to those who fought for us and created the uniquely Australian Anzac spirit in those trenches far away.


Fanfare For Heroes Arthur Bliss
Advance Australia Fair
English Idyll No.1 George Butterworth
Over the Hills Trad, arr. Steven Stanke
Australia will be there Skipper Francis
Mars, the Bringer of War (from The Planets) Gustav Holst
Selections from Oh What a Lovely War Martyn Hancock (arr.)
Elegy In Memorium Rupert Brooke Frederick Septimus Kelly arr. Steven Stanke
Coo-ee! Coo-ee! We're coming from a wayback town Ernest Dillon Bell
Be a Man, Enlist Today Arthur Morley
First Victory Martyn Hancock
My Old Bushland Home Neil McBeath
Ship without a Name Matthew Klohs
Oh Passchendaele Lee Kernaghan
The Vanished Army Kenneth Alford
The Last Goodbye Billy Boyd
Last Post/Reveille
Spirit of the Anzacs Lee Kernaghan

Royal Australian Navy Band

The Royal Australian Navy Band is one of Australia’s most recognised and valued military ensembles. From the entry of the first RAN fleet into Sydney Harbour in 1913 to a recent concert in regional Australia, the RAN Band has added ceremony, prestige and spirit to the activities and reputation of Australia’s naval defence force for more than 100 years. At home and abroad, the band provides a visible outreach of the RAN far beyond a ship at sea and is a reminder of the place in our communities for a respected and protective defence force.

Lieutenant Brian O’Kane, RAN and Lieutenant Matthew Klohs, RAN Conductors
Mr. Mike Carlton MC and Narrator