A performance of this hugely popular work by Wellington Choral Society, conducted by Laurence Blyth
On Saturday 28 March 2020, Wellington Choral Society will be singing ‘The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace’ conducted by Laurence Blyth. This mass was composed by the Welsh composer, Karl Jenkins and was commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum for the Millennium celebrations, to mark the museum’s move from London to Leeds, and it was dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis. It is essentially an anti-war piece and is based on the Catholic Mass, which Jenkins combines with other sources, principally the 15th-century folk song “L’homme armé” in the first and last movements. It was written for chorus with soloists and a symphonic orchestra. It is a very moving work and the haunting Benedictus that captivates listeners to the greatest extent.
We will also be singing Elgar’s ‘Great is the Lord’ and Vaughan Williams ‘ Five Mystical Songs’