10/18: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

by Karl Jenkins

Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Performed by the Augusta Choral Society and the Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra with a film made to accompany this specific piece of music.

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7:30 pm

  • J. Porter Stokes, Artistic Director and Conductor
  • Tickets: $25/Adults and $10/Students and Active Duty Military, available online or by calling 706-826-4713
  • Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 301 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901
  • Please click here for more information about Lyra Vivace

Karl Jenkins’ 21st adaption of the Roman mass form is both anti-war and social commentary. With sources of inspirations and texts borrowed from the Islamic call for prayer, the Mahabharata, Kipling, Tennyson, and Sanchiki Toge and other sources, Jenkins manages to present his message in a most compelling package of movements that range from powerful and dramatic to passionate and mellifluous. The result of this undertaking by the ACS will be one of the most intense and satisfying concerts in recent memory.

The international best selling CD album of this piece, conducted by Karl Jenkins and featuring The London Philharmonic Orchestra and The National Youth Choir of Great Britain, was released on 10 September 2001, the day before the tragic events in the United States.

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