Lancaster Singers: The Armed Man

Lancaster Singers: The Armed Man


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JOHN TAVENER Song For Athene
KARL JENKINS The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace

Conductor: Duncan Lloyd
Soprano: Jane Irwin
Lancaster Singers
The Amici Ensemble

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 hostilities. The Centenary will be commemorated through a special commission at the Priory, culminating in an Armistice Day concert by the acclaimed Lancaster Singers, in association with leading local soprano and Lancaster University Alumni, Jane Irwin.

Tavener’s haunting ‘Song for Athene’ will be sung from the Priory’s Regimental Chapel, after which the Singers will process to the Chancel to perform Jenkin’s poignant mass for peace ‘The Armed Man.’

Audiences are encouraged to arrive early to witness the nationally coordinated – The Battle’s O’er: A Nation’s Tribute – where the sound of church bells will ring and beacons will be simultaneously lit all over the UK.

6.45pm Assemble in Priory churchyard
6.55pm Bugler to sound The Last Post
7.00pm Beacon lighting at Castle and Priory
7.05pm Peel of bells to ring at Priory for 30 min
7.45pm Concert