Concert - "The Armed Man - a Mass for Peace" by Karl Jenkins


"As I started composing "The Armed Man" the tragedy of Kosovo unfolded. I was reminded daily of the horror of such conflict and so I dedicate the work to the victims of Kosovo" (Karl Jenkins) .
In a manner reminiscent of Britten's War Requiem, "The Armed Man" interpolates a number of different texts within the usual Mass form. Malory, Dryden, Swift, Tennyson, Kipling, The Koran and the Hindu Mahàbharàta contribute to a compelling account of the descent into and terrible consequences of war. "What better way both to look back and reflect as we leave behind the most war-torn and destructive century in human history, and to look ahead with hope and commit ourselves to a new and more peaceful millennium." (Guy Wilson, Master of the Royal Armouries, commissioners of this work).
This magnificent work will be performed as a benefit concert in aid of Cancer at the American Church in Paris by 80 singers and 50 musicians on Friday 26th March at 8.30 pm.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • Local


  • Construire un cadre de valeurs communes
  • Promouvoir une connaissance mutuelle de la diversité culturelle, ethnique, linguistique, religieuse

Pays bénéficiaire (s) / Groupes cibles

  • Paris, France
  • Women
  • Religious groups

Principaux partenaires

Choirs of Lux Perpetua (Musical Director Claire Lewis)
American Church in Paris (Musical Director Fred Gramann)

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale

Orchestra de l'Association Symphonique de Paris

26/03/2010 - 26/03/2010