The Third Richard - Sunday 24th August 3pm

At 3pm on the same day as Vom Judischen Schicksal concert - 24th August 2014 - the documentary film of Richard Fuchs life THE THIRD RICHARD was screened in the LOWER FlOOR theatrette at the Embassy Theatre - 10 Kent Tce - Wellington.


World premiere of Vom Judischen Schicksal announced for 24 August 2014, Wellington, New Zealand. - 9 March 2014

In 1937 Richard wrote  Vom Judischen Schicksal (The Jewish Fate) based on the writing of Karl Wolfskehl. This is a massive orchestral and choral work. It won first prize in Germany, in a prestigious national competition. But then without warning, after the scores had been prepared and the rehearsals begun, Richard was informed that Hans Hinkel, the Nazi Cultural Governor had forbidden the concert to be held and that Vom Judischen Schicksal was not even to be played privately. It has never been played and will finally, after 77 years,  have its

WORLD PREMIERE  on Sunday 24th August 2014 at St Andrew's  on The Terrace as part of the Recovering Forbidden Voices Conference, Music and World War Two.   Jenny Wollerman, Christian Thurston, Cantoris Choir, NZSM Orchestra, Donald Maurice - conductor.

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CD Release - April 2011

The first commercial CD of Richard Fuchs was released on 15 April 2011. The CD is "In A strange Land - the songs of Richard Fuchs". There are 17 songs performed by Jenny Wollerman, Soprano, Richard Greager, Tenor, Roger Wilson, Bass and Margaret Medlyn, Mezzo-Soprano. The launch was held at 5.30pm at the Wellesley Club, Wellington. Jenny Wollerman and Richard Mapp performed four songs from the album. The production of this CD would not have been possible without assistance from Creative NZ.

"The Third Richard" in Basle - December 2010

On 1st December, "The Third Richard" will have another screening in Basle (Basel) Switzerland.

"The Third Richard" Audience Award in Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - November 25th 2010

The Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival invited Sara Stretton and Danny Mulheron to be a guest at their festival and present their documentary film "The Third Richard" (the story of Richard Fuchs) on 14 November. (The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) sponsored the air travel). Today they were notified they had won the audience award for the favourite documentary/short film.

Production of CD - October 2010

Creative New Zealand has granted a second Quick Response grant to complete the production of the CD of Richard Fuchs lieder. This will be released in the new year.

Recording of CD - May 2010

Creative NZ has given Rollover Productions a 'Quick Response' grant to record a CD of Richard Fuchs lieder. Bruce Greenfield has selected 16 songs from the 23 which Richard Fuchs composed. Four artists have been selected to sing 4 songs each; Margaret Medlyn (mezzo-soprano), Richard Greager (tenor), Jenny Wollerman (soprano) and Roger Wilson (baritone). The title of the CD will be "In A Strange Land" (In Der Fremde) which refers to Richard Fuchs' experience in both Germany and New Zealand.

UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day - January 2010

The Richard Fuchs Archive was invited to provide a musical interlude for the occasion in the Grand Hall, Parliament.
Jenny Wollerman, the Soprano and Richard Mapp, the Pianist performed three songs composed by Richard Fuchs.
In der Fremde, The Death Of A Child and Das Nightingal. (Generously sponsored by Denis and Verna Adam through the Adam Foundation) It was hosted by Hon Chris Finlayson, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and attended by the Prime Minister Hon John Key and other dignitaries.

The Documentary Channel New Zealand - November 2009

The Third Richard screened on the Documentary Channel - Sky TV New Zealand - on 7 November and screens again on 3 January 2010 at 1830 and 3 March 2010 at 2130.

The Third Richard in Karlsruhe - October 2009

The Third Richard screened at the Ständehaus in Karlsruhe, Germany on 28 October. The film was extremely well received and contacts were made for sales to educational institutions as well as entertainment media. 

The Documentary Channel - September 2009

The Third Richard screened on Sky TV Documentary Channel on 20 September at 8.30pm.

Concert for Rabbi Lau - May 2009

On 24 May 2009 Rabbi Lau, the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv  visited New Zealand. The Zionist Federation held a dinner and concert which several dignatories attended including the Ambassador to Israel Yuval Rotam. The musical programme was exclusively Richard Fuchs, featuring members of the NZSO playing the 1945 String Quartet in E Major and the 1941 Piano Quintet in D Minor. The tenor, Michael Gray sang Auf Den Tod Eines Kinde, Erhorung, and In der Fremde. He was accompanied by Richard Mapp. 

Concert - New Zealand Premiere Sold Out - April 2009

The 1932 String Quartet in D Minor had the New Zealand Premiere on Saturday 25 April 2009 at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Auckland, played by the Jade String Quartet.  Gina Sanders, internationally acclaimed Soprano sung three Fuchs songs. The concert was recorded by Atoll. CD's are available for sale. This was followed by a screening of The Third Richard. B'nai B'rith and Beth Shalom hosted the "evening devoted to the music and life of a lost composer..." in remembrance of the Holocaust and ANZAC Day. After the film, a question and answer session took place with a "kaffeehaus" German-style supper. The evening was a huge success. Many thanks to B'nai B'rith and Beth Shalom and congratulations to the truly impressive Alison Dyson who organised the event 

The Third Richard invited to Switzerland - March 2009

The Third Richard has been scheduled to screen in Basle, Switzerland on the 9th November to mark the anniversary of Kristallnacht 1938. Soni Mulheron, Richard Fuchs daughter has been invited by the Basle Jewish community to attend the evening. Richard's grandchildren Sarah and Danny also plan to attend. 

The Archive is now a Charitable Trust - January 2009

The Richard Fuchs Archive Trust Deed was signed on 17th December, 2008, and was incorporated under the
Charitable Trusts Act 1957 on 6 January 2009. The Certificate of Incorporation number is 2200897.