IN THE month of Remembrance, it is fitting that Basingstoke Choral Society should choose, for its next concert, a work dedicated to peace.

Karl Jenkins wrote ‘The Armed Man’, probably his best-known choral work, in 2000, for the new millennium, in the hope that we would see worldwide peace in the new century.

Eleven years later, feeling very little had changed, Jenkins composed ‘The Peacemakers’ which is the work Basingstoke Choral Society will be performing at The Anvil on Sunday, 18 November.

‘The Peacemakers’ uses texts written by well-known people from all corners of the world and all religions, such as Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Terry Waite to name but a few.

The work is made up of seventeen movements, all offering a different style, in keeping with the words and characteristics of the writer.

The choir will be accompanied by the New London Sinfonia conducted by David Gibson. The soprano soloist will be Emily Dickens, a member of the acclaimed Voces8 and we are delighted to welcome her to Basingstoke to sing with the choir for the evening’s performance.

This concert abounds in truly uplifting music and should appeal to all tastes and all generations.

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