Not to be missed

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THE ARMED MAN
A MASS FOR PEACE

A major collaboration between Honley Ladies and local volunteer male choristers 

Huddersfield Town Hall

Friday 4th November

Yorkshire Military Band (South Yorkshire civilian concert band)

Soloists: Emily Reaves, Thom Meredith, Chris Pulleyn, Sally Perkins

In aid of the Huddersfield Mayor’s charity – The Royal British Legion

Tickets £14 and £12 available from Honley Ladies Choir members and

The Town Hall box office

Further information from ann.talboys@ofsted.gov.uk

The Armed Man is a Mass by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, subtitled “A Mass for Peace”. The piece was commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum for the Millennium celebrations, to mark the museum’s move from London to Leeds, and it was dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis. Like Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem before it, it is essentially an anti-war piece and is based on the Catholic Mass, which Jenkins combines with other sources, principally the fifteenth century folk song “L’homme armé” in the first and last movements. It was written for SATB chorus with soloists and a symphonic orchestra. Guy Wilson, then master of the museum, selected the texts for the mass.
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