Memories and Music From WWI – The Armed Man

Moonee Valley Brass is excited to be performing Sir Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace in association with the Essendon Choral Society as part of the free Memories and Music From WWI concert series, made possible by the Australian Government’s Spirit of ANZAC Centenary Grants Program.

Jenkins’ celebrated work, skilfully arranged for chorus, brass band and organ by Duncan Gibbs and Andrew Wainwright, portrays the horrors and despair of war and its aftermath whilst imploring the listener to strive for a future of lasting peace.

The performance, only the second of this arrangement in Australia and the first on the Eastern seaboard, will be conducted by Moonee Valley Brass’ Musical Director Greg Flood and feature soloists Claire McDonald and Sadeck Omarjee as well as organist Graeme Burnham.

A display of local history relating to the First World War will be presented by the Essendon Historical Society in the foyer prior to the performance and during interval.

The performance will take place at 2 PM on Sunday, 10 April 2016 at the Clocktower Centre, 750 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds.  This is a free event.

Tickets may be booked by contacting