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Karl Jenkins' Armed Man

Sheffield Bach Choir, Simon Lindley, Nicola Hooke & Hannah Mason
Group types: Choruses, Conductors
  • Saturday 17 November
    7.30 – 9.30pm
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Hear Jenkins' popular choral work sung along with pieces by Elgar and Blatchley

Do grab this chance to hear Sheffield Bach Choir present The Armed Man, a Mass for Peace, in a concert commemorating the Centenary of the 1918 Armistice. Written by prominent Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, the work draws on music from earlier periods and is by far the composer’s most frequently performed piece. The words come from the traditional Latin Mass, the poetry of Kipling, Dryden, Mallory and Tennyson, the Bible, and the popular medieval French song, L’Homme Armé. Perhaps the most appealing numbers are the Benedictus and the Agnus Dei, both real favourites that are frequently heard on Classic FM.

The choir will also sing Spirit of England, Elgar’s great war-time choral trilogy that includes the immortal words used at so many acts or remembrance all over the English speaking world: They shall grow not old ........At the going down of the sun, and in the morning: we will remember them. This poignant text is also used by organist-composer Mark Blatchly in For the Fallen, which also ingeniously incorporates the evocative music of The Last Post - fitting choice for this special commemorative concert.


Sheffield Bach Choir (Choir), Simon Lindley (Conductor), Nicola Hooke (Soprano), Hannah Mason (Mezzo Soprano), Jeremy Dawson (Tenor), Thomas Asher (Bass), National Festival Orchestra (Orchestra) and Alan Horsey (Organ)


  • Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man - a Mass for Peace
  • Edward Elgar: Spirit of England
  • Mark Blatchley: For the Fallen

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