Gallipoli War Songs

Ayse Göknur Shanal & Patrick Keith

Brisbane born soprano Ayse Göknur Shanal is one of Australia’s most versatile classical singers. As the Dame Joan Sutherland Scholar, she studied at London's prestigious Royal College of Music and was an adjunct member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

In 2014, Ayse embarked on a personal quest, asking composers of Australian, New Zealand and Turkish heritage to write new works to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC landing in Gallipoli.

This performance takes the listener on a dramatic and emotional journey through the landscapes of Turkey and back home.

She will be joined on piano by Patrick Keith, an alumnus of the Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music, and graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.





Ayse and Patrick will be presenting masterclasses for vocal and piano students from 2 pm on the Saturday (24 April).

These masterclasses are presented free of charge.

Registration for these masterclasses must be completed by Friday, 19 April. Register online on Eventbrite or in person at the Office.