The Armed Man - Concert to mark end of World War I


Aldeburgh Music Club Choir performs The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins at Snape Maltings on Saturday 24 November to commemorate the armistice centenary.


The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace was commissioned by the Royal Armouries for its millennium celebrations and dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis.  An emotive and essentially anti-war work scored for choir, soloists - including muezzin and boy treble - and large orchestra, the Mass has added relevance and poignancy in 2018 – evidenced by the number of scheduled performances worldwide.  Another dimension will be added by the inclusion of The Armed Man film as part of the performance.


The programme includes: The Banks of Green Willow, by George Butterworth and Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge, by Ralph Vaughan Williams; both men served on the Western Front where a sniper’s round killed George Butterworth at the Battle of the Somme in 1916; Pie Jesu and In Paradisum from Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem; and Nimrod from Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations.


Aldeburgh Music Club Choir performs with the Prometheus Orchestra under the baton of Edmond Fivet, the Club’s Music Director.  They are joined by soloists Elinor Rolfe Johnson (soprano), Marie Elliott (mezzo-soprano), Richard Pinkstone (tenor) and Christopher Cull (baritone).


Aldeburgh Music Club are delighted to be arranging the concert in association with the Suffolk Branch of SSAFA (The Armed Forces Charity) for whom there will be a retiring collection at the end of the concert.


Tickets priced £18, £22 and £25 (students half price) are available now from Snape Maltings Box Office on 01728 687110 or via the club’s website


Date:  24 November 2018

Time:  7.30 pm

Venue: Snape Maltings Concert Hall