|Venue||Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta|
|Tickets||€15, €30, €45, €60, €75|
|VIP Tickets €100*|
|Booking||Booking Opens end of November 2012|
‘Music has the capacity to breathe harmony into the soul. The Peacemakers breathes the harmony of peace.’ Terry Waite CBE
‘The Peacemakers is dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives during armed conflict: in particular, innocent civilians. When I composed The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace for the millennium, it was with the hope of looking forward to a century of peace. Sadly, nothing much has changed.’ Karl Jenkins CBE
Karl Jenkins conducts his latest creation scored for orchestra, soprano solo and SATB chorus. The Peacemakers sets words of peace from iconic world-changing figures such as Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, along with other inspirational quotations of Mother Teresa, Albert Schweitzer, Anne Frank and the Dalai Lama. Also included are religious texts from the Bible, the Qur’an, St Francis of Assisi and Baha u allah, and the poetry of Shelly, Malory, Terry Waite and Carol Barratt.
One line from the Persian mystic poet Rumi sums up the ethos of the work: ‘All religions, all singing one song: Peace be with you.’
MALTA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
leader: Marcelline Agius
conductor: KARL JENKINS
*VIP Ticket includes prime seats an after concert reception with Karl Jenkins.