TIME: 8:00 PM till 10:30 PM
MICHAEL LAUS Conductor
RICCARDO BIANCHI Choirmaster
FRANCESCA AQUILINA Soprano
CLARE GHIGO Alto
DAVID LEE Tenor
MIGUEL ROSALES Bass
Karl Jenkins The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace
Commissioned by the Royal Armouries museum for its millennium celebrations, Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man is a musical setting of the Catholic Mass which also incorporates other religious and historical sources, including the Islamic call to prayer sung by a muezzin.
Put together, these elements create a work which charts a descent into war and all the horror that it brings, as the opening martial themes make way for darker, mournful ones. But the work ends on a hopeful note, auguring for a future in which war and sorrow are overcome.
LOCATION: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta