CHAMBER choir Madrigallery presents The Armed Man – A Mass For Peace by Karl Jenkins and also featuring works by Samuel Barber and Antonio Vivaldi on Saturday.
The most performed work by a living composer in the world today, The Armed Man is a powerful and deeply moving account of the descent into, and terrible consequences of war. Prepare for a musical and emotional journey that takes you from rousing, stirring, compelling battle cries to the edge of that ever mesmerising abyss of war, down into soul-shattering destruction and despair – then back towards hope and the affirmation “that chance is possible, that sorrow, pain and death can be overcome”.
Rewarded with standing ovations in 2006, Madrigallery re-stages Karl Jenkins’ phenomenally popular work in a concert featuring evocative visual images designed to resonate with the music being performed – and, once more: Nicola Thomas, internationally renowned Welsh cellist and much lauded soloist of the 2006 performance. Winner of the Barbirolli and Bach Cello Prizes. Nicola has studied with greats such as Jacqueline Du Pre and worked extensively with The London Mozart Players, London Bach Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, with whom she toured major venues from New York to Chicago, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Salzburg, Berlin, Vienna and many more.
The conductor is Kevin O’Carroll with Waterford Chamber Orchestra who is led by Teresa Costello. The soloists are Nicola Thomas – Cello and Motaz Abdou – Call to Prayer. The concert takes place this Saturday (Feburary 16) at 8pm at St Johns Church on Parnell Street. Tickets are €18 and €15. For updates and further information, visit Madrigallery on facebook or on www.madrigallery.org