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Mount Kelly Choral Society invite you to join them
on Saturday April 20th 2024 at
St Eustachius' Parish Church, Tavistock
for a performance of
Composed by Karl Jenkins

We will be performing Karl Jenkins' most popular work in this, the year of his 80th birthday. It is in many ways a call for peace in times of war, and has several movements which are settings of texts from the Catholic Mass. It also uses the 15th-century folk song "L'homme armé" which featured in choral works by Josquin des Prez and Francisco Guerrero, amongst others, as well as texts from more modern authors including Rudyard Kipling. Accompanied by wind, brass, keyboards and percussion, this promises to be an exciting and moving concert.

The Armed Man was written in 1999 following a century of wars, with the hope for peace in the 21st century and it was dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo war. It still carries, today, a universal message with a strong plea for peace. Karl Jenkins has chosen to conduct this powerful work for his 80th Birthday Concert on
30th March 2024. 

If you would like to join us to sing this exciting work, we rehearse weekly on a Thursday evening at 7.30, up at.Mount Kelly School. For more information, please contact quel1@aol.com

We are a mixed choir always welcoming new members.  We sing a wide variety of choral works and perform two or three concerts a year.   Although aspiring to high standards, anyone who wishes to develop their singing abilities is welcome. Auditions are usually only required if the section for the voice concerned is oversubscribed.   The choir is very friendly, reasonably serious but NOT SOLEMN!  
You can attend up to six rehearsals on a trial basis, without obligation.

Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 in the Big Hall at Mount Kelly College.

Annual subscriptions are £70 full subscription. Membership is free to under 18s.

For more information contact either Membership Secretary Chris Caple - quel1@aol.com or Chairman Robin Venables  – rjv@sigmanova.co.uk

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Diary Dates
First Choir rehearsal
for The Armed Man will be on
Thursday 11th January
Our Easter Concert will feature
Karl Jenkins'
'The Armed Man'
Saturday April 20th

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