City Choir Dunedin presents The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace01/04/2017 7:30 pm $15 to $50; Children free See this event on Facebook Dunedin Town Hall
DAVID BURCHELL, conductor
CITY CHOIR DUNEDIN
DUNEDIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
In 'The Armed Man' Karl Jenkins has fashioned a work that uses the ancient mass structure to communicate a powerful message for world peace. To this end, the composition uses texts from classic poets, Biblical verses and the traditional mass, as well as from Muslim, Hindu, and Japanese sources. The performance will be enhanced by the simultaneous showing of 'The Armed Man Film', which was created to complement the music through historic and contemporary images of war.
The concert will begin with a performance of Henryk Górecki’s Totus tuus. This contemporary classic was written for mixed choir in 1987 to celebrate Pope John Paul II's third pilgrimage to Poland.