The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town, in collaboration with the Johannesburg Symphony Choir and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, performed ‘The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace’ by Karl Jenkins, under the baton of Richard Cock.
The Armed Man, or “Mass for Peace” is a powerful musical argument against war. A sweeping condemnation of violence, it evokes the terrible sadness, loss and waste of conflict, as well as the peace, serenity and beauty of a world in harmony. It is strikingly relevant to our modern world.
The Armed Man Film was used to accompany the live performances, and Maudee Montiere was the soprano soloist for both concerts.
The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town’s online crowd-funding campaign through Thundafund that ran for two months earlier this year, helped contribute towards making this performance possible.
Many members have commented that this was one of the most powerful and emotional evoking performances that they have ever taken part in. Truly a memorable experience.