Monday, 16 April 2012

A Choral Celebration from Cheltenham Choral Society

23rd June 2012 at 7.30pm
Cheltenham Town Hall

Cheltenham Choral Society is proud to support the charity HELP for HEROES with a concert performance: “A Choral Celebration” to be held on 23rd June 2012 at 7.30pm in Cheltenham Town Hall.

The main work will be “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” by the contemporary Welsh composer Karl Jenkins. Based on parts of the Catholic Mass, this powerful work explores the themes of war and peace, incorporating texts from diverse sources, religious and secular, ancient and modern. Set to music which is varied in style and pace, from military marches to lyrical chorales, it presents an emotional and reflective exploration of the horror of war and the hopefulness of peace.

Cheltenham Choral Society at rehearsal

The programme also includes a selection of well-known celebratory music to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Also taking part are popular Cheltenham-born, international opera singer Soprano Rebecca Rudge, choirs from Leckhampton Primary School and Charlton Kings Junior School, and the English Concertante Orchestra under the direction of Ian Higginson. The concert will be presented by Susie Godwin, Gloucestershire Co-ordinator for HELP for HEROES.

This will be a great way to celebrate a momentous time with a nostalgic journey through 60 glorious years of music and song.

Tickets cost £15 for adults and £5 for those under 16 years, and are now on sale from the Town Hall Box Office. You are advised to book early to obtain good seats.

Tel No: 0844 576 2210

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