2008-11-06 / Upcoming Events

'Mass for Peace' debuts at Courthouse

The South County Chamber Singers, under the direction of Enrico Garzilli, will perform the Rhode Island premier of Karl Jenkins' "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace," at the Courthouse Center for the Arts on Route 138 in West Kingston.

The concert will be on Sunday, Nov.16, at 2 p.m. The Chamber Singers will be joined by members of the University of Rhode Island's elite concert choir Lively Experiment and will be accompanied by orchestra. This concert is

collaboration between the South County Chamber Singers and the Courthouse Center for the Arts.

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace is an awe-inspiring and hauntingly beautiful composition that contemplates war and peace. It uses texts from classic poets, the Bible, the traditional Mass, and Muslim, Hindu, and Japanese sources.

Tickets are $25 and may be obtained by contacting the Courthouse Center for the Arts box offi

ce at 782-1018, ext. 14.

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