Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Presented by Unity Church of the Triangle, in commemoration of September 11.

"Originally commissioned in 2000, and dedicated to the honor of the victims of Kosovo, The Armed Man charts the growing menace of a descent into war, interspersed with moments of reflection; shows the horrors that war brings; and ends with the hope for peace in a new age, when "sorrow, pain and death can be overcome".

It is essentially an anti-war piece and is based on a traditional mass, which Jenkins combines with other sources, In addition to extracts from the Ordinary of the Mass, the text incorporates words from other religious and historical sources, including the Islamic call to prayer, the Bible (e.g. thePsalms and Revelation), and the Mahabharata. Writers whose words appear in the work include Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Sankichi Toge, who survived theHiroshima bombing but died some years later of leukaemia. "

This concert presentation of The Armed Man, and other pieces, is designed to be a compelling response to the continued existence of war in our society. The evening promises to be a thought- provoking experience, one that will hopefully inspire all who attend to seek ways in which to bring about peace in our world. Please consider making it a part of your September 11 remembrance.

The Armed Man - A Concert for Peace
September 11, 2011, 7pm
Unity Church of the Triangle
in the historic Longview Center
118 S. Person Street (Hargett and Person)
admission free / donations accepted / 919.832.8324

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