Usually on ANZAC Day, tens of thousands of Australians attend dawn services or marches, while orchestras, musical ensembles and opera companies program special concerts to remember the fallen. This year it will be very different because of coronavirus restrictions.
Australians are being encouraged to “Light Up the Dawn” at home, by paying respect in their driveways, front gates or verandahs at dawn. The ABC will also broadcast a Dawn Service from the Australian War Memorial at 5:30am on television, radio and its YouTube and Facebook feeds.
Bethany Hill and Charlotte Kelso. Photograph courtesy of State Opera South Australia
State Opera South Australia will release a free online ANZAC Day concert called Keep the Home Fires Burningat 11am (ACST) on ANZAC Day morning. The 45-minute concert was specially recorded yesterday (Thursday, April 23) at the Ghost Light Bunker – a temporary, purpose-built streaming studio in Adelaide, established by Mosaic Audio Visual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to provide a safe and cost effective online broadcast space for the live theatre and performance sector.
Named after Ivor Novello’s patriotic wartime anthem, Keep the Home Fires Burning, the concert will feature a selection of hit songs...