23 — 25 April 2019

the soldier's wife

Presented by Bleach*, City of Gold Coast and Currumbin RSL

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Our songs are a way of sharing our stories, of documenting our histories, tragedies and hopes. Music can transverse the feelings that sometimes cannot be voiced. This is at the very heart of The Soldier’s Wife.

Some of Queensland’s most highly regarded songwriters have undertaken a truly remarkable journey – to tell the stories of the women whose partners have served in conflict. Working with hundreds of women from varying backgrounds and conflicts – including 160 soldiers’ wives from the Gold Coast branches of the Australian War Widows of Queensland – the songwriters found the women’s stories all share similar themes: of love, loss, existence and, most of all, resilience.

Join us for this deeply moving celebration of survivors, especially poignant in the lead-up to ANZAC Day, as The Soldier’s Wife presents new songs from local stories on the Gold Coast for the first time, accompanied by The HOTA Choir. Witness their stories and honour the incredible women who are our soldiers’ wives.

Soldier’s Wife at Currumbin RSL doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm performance.  The performances ends at 7.40pm.

Featuring

Roz Pappalardo

Emma Bosworth

Kristy Apps

Jackie Marshall

Deb Suckling

The HOTA Choir (Tuesday 23 April Currumbin RSL show ONLY)

 

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