DetailsThe Armed Man - A Mass for Peace
was a special Millennium commission from the Royal Armouries in Leeds and is the latest in a six centuries old tradition of 'Armed Man' masses, which take the 15th century French song L'Homme Arme
as their starting point. Large-scale in both scope and size, The Armed Man
is a profoundly moving yet very accessible work, which uses the most traditional of musical forms to explore an all too contemporary subject: the search for peace in a hostile world. The 2018 Welsh Proms opens with our First World War centenary tribute featuring music by Walton, Elgar, Vaughan Williams & Sir Karl Jenkins. Experience the thrilling grandiose of the Spitfire Prelude & Fugue, the spectacular Finale from Enigma Variations, together with the shimmering beauty of The Lark Ascending and the awesome & inspirational Armed Man.Performers Shan Cothi (soloist), David Adams (violin).
Music Karl Jenkins. Company Welsh National Opera Orchestra. Company Welsh Proms Festival Chorus. Company Cardiff Ardwyn Singers. Company Cardiff Polyphonic Choir. Company Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society. Conductor Owain Arwel Hughes (CBE).