The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

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Royal Albert Hall

Sunday, 12 Jul 2015, 7:00PM

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Don't miss this thrilling concert in which Karl Jenkins' 20th century choral classic The Armed Man is teamed with orchestral favourites reflecting the twin themes of war and peace: Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Mars and Jupiter from Holst's suite The Planets . Come and be amazed by the incredible sound of more than 2,000 voices from The Really Big Chorus, comprising choirs and individual singers from all over the UK and abroad. Angharad Lyddon is the mezzo-soprano soloist, and Manvinder Rattan (Sing for Pleasure, The Choir, JLP Music Society) will sing the evocative Adhan, accompanied by the English Festival Orchestra, at full strength under the baton of TRBC’s Principal Conductor Brian Kay. The Armed Man fuses words and music from many different centuries and cultures in condemnation of war and the misery it brings. The words of the Latin Mass are juxtaposed with the Adhan (the Muslim call to prayer), the Mahabharata (an ancient Indian epic), and poetry from across the world.   All proceeds from programmes, collections and sponsorship at this concert will benefit our partner charity the National Autistic Society. Brian Kay conductor English Festival Orchestra The Really Big Chorus

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