For this year’s summer concert Bray Choral Society have chosen a contemporary work, The Peacemakers by Karl Jenkins. This work follows Jenkins more famous anti-war work The Armed Man. In The Peacemakers Jenkins puts the words of many famous peacemakers, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Sister Theresa, St. Francis etc., and extracts from religious texts to music to create a work of short movements all under the theme of the necessity for world peace. It is an appropriate work in the current climate of international political volatility.
The concert will be performed in the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Main Street, Bray on Saturday the 5th May at 8.00pm. The choir will be accompanied by an orchestra. Tickets are the usual good value at €20 (€15 concession), available at the door on the night or from a choir member in advance.
The concert will also feature the shorter work of John Rutter’s Gloria. The work has been described as “exalted, devotional and jubilant”. It is performed at a brisk pace with plenty of brass accompaniment. Appropriately, this work is being performed on the anniversary of its premiere on the 5th May 1974.
Give yourself a treat on the bank holiday weekend and come along to hear great singing and music which will lift your spirits for the summer.