Detail from 'The Battle of Stamford Bridge' by Peter Nicolai Arbo

Detail from ‘The Battle of Stamford Bridge’ by Peter Nicolai Arbo

Sunday 12 July 2015

Jenkins: The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace

Royal Albert Hall, 7.00 pm

Rehearsals for singers 11.00 am and 2.30 pm on the day

Latest information (9 June): Audience seats can now be booked via the Royal Albert Hall. Follow the booking links below.

Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace is an incredibly exciting piece which has chalked up more performances than any other contemporary choral work since its commission in 2000. Dedicated to the victims of Kosovo, it caught the public mood at the time, and continues to do so to this day; all the innocent victims of war are commemorated in its text, regardless of race, colour or creed. Whether you experience The Armed Man as an audience member or as a singer, it is sure to be an exhilarating experience.

Complementing this perennial favourite of the choral repertoire are two hugely popular orchestral works: Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and two movements from The Planets by Gustav Holst (‘Mars’ and ‘Jupiter’).

To come and listen, visit the Royal Albert Hall website or telephone them on 0845 401 5005 (booking fees apply).

If you’d like to join the chorus, click here for details.

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