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Local favourites Cheltenham Choral Society are back with a summer highlight, performing A Choral Celebration at Cheltenham Town in support of charity Help for Heroes.
Taking place on the evening of Saturday 23 June 2012, the main work will be ‘The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace’ by contemporary Welsh composer, Ken Jenkins.
Based on parts of the Catholic Mass, organisers say this powerful work explores the themes of war and peace – incorporating texts from diverse sources, religious and secular, ancient and modern.
Set to music described as 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’.
What’s more, the concert will showcase a selection of well-known celebratory music to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
While popular Cheltenham-born, international opera soprano, Rebecca Rudge, choirs from Leckhampton Primary School and Charlton Kings Junior School, as well as the English Concertante Orchestra, will also be performing.
The concert will be presented by Susie Godwin, Gloucestershire co-ordinator for Help for Heroes, and organisers say ‘it’s a great way to celebrate a momentous time with a nostalgic journey through 60 glorious years of music and song.’ We couldn’t agree more – so book tickets quick to secure the best seats in the house.
And for more information about Cheltenham Choral Society, visit cheltchoralsoc.org.uk directly.
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