These two choirs were last together for Mendelssohn’s Elijah and the power and resonance of the two choirs together is quite wonderful, as was indicated in a major combined rehearsal recently in Ballan.
The Armed man was commissioned by the Royal Armouries in Britain in 2000 to mark the transition from one millennium to another. It reflects the passing of the most war-torn century in human history.
This is a stunning work by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins who charts the growing menace of a descent into war with a hope for peace. It is an exciting work both to sing and hear in concert with soaring melodies that are quite breath-taking. The work is presented in recognition of the Gallipoli landings in 1915. All of the innocent victims of war are commemorated in its text, regardless of race or creed.
Performances will be at St Patrick’s College Chapel, Sturt St, Ballarat –3pm on Sunday 15th November. Bookings: Her Majesty’s Theatre box office 5333 5888 or www.hermaj.com
Also in Woodend at St Ambrose Parish Hall, Cnr Anslow and Templeton Sts, Woodend
at 3pm on Sunday 22nd November. Bookings: trybooking.com or Christine
on 0413 003 254.
Tickets----$35, $30 concession, $20 Students. Under 12 free