Performing arm in arm

Performing arm in arm

The UWA Choral Society and the Royal Agricultural Society of WA (RASWA) Brass will present the WA premiere of The Armed Man on May 3.

The Willetton-based music teachers will be part of the full brass band and 150-strong choir participating in the event.

Music specialist Sarah Draper said Welsh composer Karl Jenkins wrote The Armed Man in 2000.

‘The performance is in 13 movements, beginning with the beating of military drums, the brass band gradually building up to the choir’s entrance, singing the 15th century theme tune, The Armed Man,’ Ms Draper said.

‘The work tells a story, makes people think and tugs at the heart string.

‘It’s a beautiful and varied collection of music that will send shivers down your spine and give you a fabulous musical experience.’

Percussion tutor Tegan LeBrun said she started playing the trumpet when she was in Year 6.

She will play the timpani as part of the RASWA.

Clarinet tutor Jacqui O’Neill plays the whistle, accordion, clarinet, flute, guitar and tenor horn.

She said she loved the way music brought emotion to life.

‘I also love that spine-tingling feeling which comes when I’m sitting amongst my fellow band or orchestra members and everything clicks into place,’ Ms O’Neill said.

The Armed Man is on at the Winthrop Hall, UWA.

Tickets can be purchased online from http://ticketswa.com/event/armed-man/ or call 6488 2440 on weekdays between midday and 4pm.