This publication is the programme produced to accompany the Australian Chamber Orchestra's 'Last Words' tour. The tour comprised performances of works by Brahms, Beethoven and J. S. Bach as well as the world premiere performance of 'Seven Last Words'.
The works were performed in Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and again in Sydney between 5 March-21 March 2004.
'Seven Last Words' grew from an invitation issued by Richard Tognetti, artistic director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, to Georges Lentz and six Australian writers to respond to the last seven words of Jesus from the cross.
Lentz composed the music and each writer responded to a different phrase or theme suggested by the words of Jesus.