Come and Sing Jenkins The Armed Man - Belfast Philharmonic Choir, Belfast Philharmonic Society

10:30am, Sat, 3 Sep 2022

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Workshop
    Duration: 6hrs 30mins
    Venue: Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, 2 Chlorine Gardens, Belfast, BT9 5DJ
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    Ticket pricing/options: £20 singers / £15 Students/Under 25s. £2 off if bringing your own score. Some Pay What You Can tickets are available if price is an issue.
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    Description: This event was rescheduled from January 2022 and some details have changed since the initial publicity, particularly after the changes to Covid-19 guidance. Please contact Belfast Philharmonic with any queries.

    Dr Lynsey Callaghan Conductor
    Gail Evans Piano

    Rehearsal: 10:30am – 3.30pm (lunch break 1:00-2:00pm)
    Performance: 4:00 – 5:00pm. (Please book performance tickets separately for audience members here)

    Join members of Belfast Philharmonic Choir, conductor Dr Lynsey Callaghan, and accompanist Gail Evans, to learn Jenkins’ beautiful contemporary mass, The Armed Man.

    The Armed Man has been a popular request for the Philharmonic’s annual Come and Sing, and we are delighted to be able to bring singers together to learn it as our first in-person Come and Sing since February 2020.

    In the warm acoustic of Fisherwick Church, you will be led through the piece, which combines the Ordinary of the Mass with extracts from sacred and secular works including Tennyson’s Ring out, Wild Bells and the Mahabharata. The mass ties together texts showing the peril of war and calling for peace, in a moving epic which has become a favourite of both professional and amateur singers. The day is open to singers of all ages and experience who would like to learn choral music in a fun and welcoming atmosphere, with the professional instruction of Dr Lynsey Callaghan. Lynsey is the Artistic Director of Belfast Philharmonic Youth Choirs, Music Director of Tallaght Choral Society, and founder and Artistic Director of Dublin Youth Choir.

    At the end of the day, the whole group will join together to perform a short concert, with soloists drawn from Belfast Philharmonic Choir. Singers are always surprised how much they can learn in just one day, and the event is a highlight of the Philharmonic season. We are especially glad to be learning music together with new singers after such a long break – make sure to book your tickets as soon as possible!

    Places are open to singers of all levels – please book early to guarantee your ticket!
    Please indicate during booking which voice part you sing as well as whether you are bringing your own score. This information is required for each singer.
    There is no dress code for the day, but please wear something warm and comfortable.
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