Event Details

THE ARMED MAN

18/05/2019 18:00 - 20:30
THE ARMED MAN

MICHAEL LAUS Conductor
RICCARDO BIANCHI Choirmaster
KORMALTA

FRANCESCA AQUILINA Soprano
CLARE GHIGO 
Alto
DIDIER PIERI  Tenor
MIGUEL ROSALES Bass

Karl Jenkins The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace

Commissioned by the Royal Armouries museum for its millennium celebrations, Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man is a musical setting of the Catholic Mass which also incorporates other religious and historical sources, including the Islamic call to prayer sung by a muezzin.

Put together, these elements create a work which charts a descent into war and all the horror that it brings, as the opening martial themes make way for darker, mournful ones. But the work ends on a hopeful note, auguring for a future in which war and sorrow are overcome.

Venue

Mediterranean Conference Centre

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Organiser

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra