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 ticketswa.com or by phoning 08 6488 2440 on weekdays between midday and 4pm AWST.
Visit www.thearmedmanperth.com for more information.