02-24-2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sanctuary + Atrium


UU choirs and the Kensington Symphony Orchestra  join together for The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, a powerful work, an hour long, written after the Kosovo war and honoring the hope for a peaceful new century.  Karl Jenkins composed beautiful and exciting music, with the ancient “L‘homme armé” tune as a unifying musical element.  A block-buster on the East Coast and in England, it’s strong musical and human message of grief and hope resonates strongly with audiences.  Social Justice and music are working together to create a film to go with this work, and I think the visual and musical combination will prove profoundly moving.

Every time there is another event like the attacks in Las Vegas or Manchester or Orlando, or terrifying rhetoric between the US and North Korea, or when I read of the situation in Yemen or see video of what remains of many cities in Syria, I feel a sense of helplessness, of what can I possibly do?  And then I feel especially grateful for the chance to do an event such a this here we can, at least, sing our hopes for peace.

Saturday, February 24th at 7:30 PM in the sanctuary

The Kensington Symphony Orchestra, choirs Berkeley and San Francisco, soloists Marcelle Dronkers, Megan Dibble, Rod Lowe, and Richard Fey; Bryan Baker conducting
Tickets at the door: $20 general, $15 for students; no one turned away for lack of funds

A fund-raiser for the UUCB general fund