100 Days to Peace: The Armed Man

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Thursday 6th September 2018, 7.30pm
Venue: Central Hall, Westminster

100 Days to Peace, a gala evening of music and reflection presented by the Royal Armouries, will mark the centenary of the last 100 days of the First World War. In the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Royal Choral Society
Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductors: Sir Karl Jenkins & Richard Cooke

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100 Days to Peace, a gala evening of music and reflection to mark the centenary of the last 100 days of the First World War, presented by the Royal Armouries and in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Sir Karl Jenkins will conduct his popular work The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace and this will be the only performance conducted by Sir Karl in the UK this year. The music will be performed against a backdrop of Hefin Owenís film of The Armed Man. The event will also bring together Samuel Bordoliís The Great Silence, written in memory of choristers killed in the First World War, with the charity Remembered, featuring their 2018 Armistice installation 'There But Not There'.

The evening will be hosted by Lesley Garrett CBE, who will also perform songs that reflect the theme of Remembrance.

All proceeds from the event will go to three outstanding charities working to support military veterans facing mental health challenges: Help for Heroes, Combat Stress and Heads Together - The Royal Foundationís Campaign and Mental Health Initiative.