Join members of Belfast Philharmonic Choir, conductor Stephen Doughty, and accompanist Gail Evans, to learn Jenkins’ beautiful contemporary mass, The Armed Man.
The Armed Man has been a popular request for the Philharmonic’s annual Come and Sing, and we are delighted to be able to bring singers together to learn it as part of our return to live events in the 21/22 season.
In the warm acoustic of Fisherwick Church, you will be led through the piece, which combines the Ordinary of the Mass with extracts from sacred and secular works including Tennyson’s Ring out, Wild Bells and the Mahabharata. The mass ties together texts showing the peril of war and calling for peace, in a moving epic which has become a favourite of both professional and amateur singers. The day is open to singers of all ages and experience who would like to learn choral music in a fun and welcoming atmosphere, with the professional instruction of the Philharmonic’s own Chorus Master.
At the end of the day, the whole group will join together to perform a short concert, with soloists drawn from Belfast Philharmonic Choir. Singers are always surprised how much they can learn in just one day, and the event is a highlight of the Philharmonic season. We are especially glad to be learning music together after the break in choral singing over the past twenty months – make sure to book your tickets as soon as possible!
Full Covid protocols can be found on the booking page – participants will be wearing face coverings, with distancing and ventilation throughout the venue.
Under 25s and Students can purchase £15 tickets. Pay what you can tickets are available for anyone for whom cost would be a barrier to attendance.
Venue: Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, 2 Chlorine Gardens, Belfast, BT9 5DJ
Date: Saturday 29th January
Recommended Age: 16+