The Armed Man: A mass for peace

The Armed Man, one of the most performed musical compositions penned by a living composer, is a popular work by the composter Karl Jenkins. It has been performed almost a thousand times since its first performance in 2000, which on average is more than one performance per week somewhere in the world.

Performed by a full choir and brass band, the piece weaves together an eclectic collection of sources into a traditional mass. Drawing inspiration from a range of material, including religious texts and poetry, The Armed Man tells a tale of war but ends with a promise of peace.


On 3 May 2015, the University of Western Australia Choral Society and the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia Brass will present a performance of Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man.

Location: Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia

Date: Sunday 3 May 2015

Time: 3pm AWST

Cost: $45 Adults, $35 Concession

Tickets can be purchased online from or by phoning 08 6488 2440 on weekdays between midday and 4pm AWST.

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