Uta’s Diary, 6th November 2014

6 Nov

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I found these two posters in my media library. They are from 2013.
My thoughts today are still very much with everything about yesterday’s Memorial Service for Gough Whitlam. Gough was 98 when he died.
He had chosen the music and I think also the speakers for this service. He could not have chosen any better. The music was the best and so were the speakera.

The service concludes with the Sydney Philharmonia Choir and Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing Hubert Parry’s Jerusalem by Hubert Parry

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/live-gough-whitlam-farewelled-at-state-memorial-service-20141105-3jmf6.html#ixzz3IEgVvfJ5

3 Responses to “Uta’s Diary, 6th November 2014”

  1. auntyuta November 6, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    11:46am: The choir and orchestra sing and play the final chorus from Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Daisy Dumas reports.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/live-gough-whitlam-farewelled-at-state-memorial-service-20141105-3jmf6.html#ixzz3IEkbDjlO

  2. auntyuta November 6, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    10:48am: A stirring rendition of Nessun Dorma on the Town Hall’s great organ has just finished, to applause from the public gallery, Daisy Dumas reports. A version of I Vow to Thee My Country is now filling the hall.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/live-gough-whitlam-farewelled-at-state-memorial-service-20141105-3jmf6.html#ixzz3IElqFtQL

  3. auntyuta November 6, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    9:58am: There will be five speakers at today’s service with ABC journalist Kerry O’Brien the master of ceremonies.
    The speakers will be Mr Whitlam’s son, Anthony Whitlam QC, his former speech writer Graham Freudenberg, Cate Blanchett, Noel Pearson and Senator John Faulkner, who continued to visit the former prime minister every week until his death.

    9:50am: The Pope has sent a special mention of condolence to the family of Mr Whitlam, Nick Miller reports.
    It was read at a memorial mass in Rome to honour the 21st prime minister of Australia and reveals the Pope personally prayed for Mr Whitlam after hearing of his death.
    The mass, held on Monday evening at the chapel in Domus Australia in Rome, was celebrated by former Australian archbishop, now the Vatican’s financial tsar, Cardinal George Pell.
    Cardinal Pell’s sermon recognised Mr Whitlam as “one of the great figures in Australian history,” one of the attendees at the service told Fairfax Media.
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    9:39am: The state service, which is due to start at 11am, will also be streamed live into Cabramatta’s Freedom Plaza and Federation Square in Melbourne.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/live-gough-whitlam-farewelled-at-state-memorial-service-20141105-3jmf6.html#ixzz3IEnR4X2d

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