Number of Lives saved this year

Home / A concert for the lifeboats

A concert for the lifeboats

Friday 1 July 2016
Etcetera Choir - five days that changed the world

Etcetera Civil Service Choir free lunchtime concert – with charity collection in aid of the Lifeboat Fund

When: 1pm on Tuesday 12 July 2016

Where: St Stephen's, Rochester Row SW1P 1LE


  • Five Days that Changed the World – Bob Chilcott
  • Choral Suite from The Armed Man: a Mass for Peace – Karl Jenkins

Performed by the full choir accompanied by piano, organ, solo cello and percussion.

The music

Etcetera Civil Service Choir invites you on a beautiful musical journey through five world-changing events by Bob Chilcott with words by Charles Bennett:

  • The Invention of Printing
  • The Abolition of Slavery
  • The First Powered Flight
  • The Discovery of Penicillin
  • The First Man in Space

The concert also features the choral suite from Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, which was commissioned by the Royal Armouries to mark the transition from one millennium to another. The traditional Catholic Mass provides a framework for this large scale work and it includes popular settings of the Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei. The performance will open with ‘L’Homme Armé’ from the larger work.

Admission is free. There will be a charity collection in aid of the Lifeboat Fund as well as the Cardinal Hume Centre which works to overcome poverty and homelessness and provides remarkable support to young and other vulnerable people.

More information