Sir Karl Jenkins with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC National Chorus of Wales, Kathryn Rudge (mezzo) & Abel Selaocoe (cello)
Saturday 6 October
Tickets include a very special pre-concert talk with Sir Karl Jenkins at 18:30. On stage at the Brangwyn Hall, Sir Karl will be interviewed about his life and work by BBC Radio Wales’ Beverley Humphreys.
Jenkins: For the Fallen
In Memoriam Alfryn Jenkins
A Lament for Syria (world premiere and Swansea International Festival commission)
Jenkins: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
The highlight of the 2018 Swansea International Festival, this thrilling gala concert celebrating the music of Sir Karl Jenkins will be conducted by the great man himself. Part reflection on the centenary of the First World War, part response to the conflicts of our own time, join us to hear the boy from Penclawdd who grew up to be the world’s most performed living composer conduct The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, For the Fallen (Sir Karl’s setting of Laurence Binyon’s famous work) and a brand new commission for this year’s festival, Lamentation, based on a poem by 13-year-old Betjeman Poetry Prize winner Amineh Abou Kerech, a refugee from Syria. We are looking forward to welcoming Amineh and her family to Swansea for the concert, celebrating Swansea’s status as a City of Sanctuary together. Sir Karl Jenkins will be joined by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC National Chorus of Wales, Kathryn Rudge (mezzo) and Abel Selaocoe (cello).
Following the concert, Sir Karl Jenkins will host a post-concert reception, giving you the opportunity to meet Sir Karl and some of the other artists who performed at the concert. You can find out more about this additional event here.