WASO, the WASO Chorus and special guest artists including violinist Shaun Lee Chen, soprano Sara Macliver and The Waifs singer Donna Simpson will present a special program including Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and Albinoni�s Adagio.
RSL WA president Graham Edwards said he was in full support of the concert from the moment WASO first approached him with the idea.
�It�s something we were keen to support because it�s another means of commemorating and reminding people of the importance of the significance of this year being the centenary,� Edwards said.
�We of course recognise WA is a broad and diverse community and the more we can connect with various community groups, the better we can, I think, get the message of commemoration across.
�People come along to concerts to be entertained but I hope they will be entertained in such a way that it reminds them of the significance of this very special year.�
Edwards, who served in Vietnam, where he was wounded twice and lost both legs, has served as RSL WA president for more than two years following his retirement as a State and Federal member of parliament.
�I�ve been a member of the RSL since 1970,� he said.
�We do a lot of work for advocacy, welfare work and of course have a very strong role to play in ensuring the spirit of Anzac lives on.�
Concertgoers will also be able to learn more about the Anzac story before and after the concert, with historical displays in the Perth Concert Hall foyers.
Anzac Commemorative Concert
Where: Perth Concert Hall
When: Thursday, April 23