An Unforgettable Choral Experience

Sir Karl Jenkins welcomes applications from your choir to sing in a historic televised performance of The Armed Man : A Mass for Peace to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The city of Berlin has been chosen to stage this momentous occasion where  over 3,000 singers from across the globe will join forces with the composer himself conducting to perform this multi –faith and multi-language contemporary masterpiece which describes the build up to war, war itself and the consequences of war.  A specially made film will be projected onto multi screens during the performance in synch with the music.

Photographer Rhys Frampton

Proposed Schedule

Arrival in Berlin by 13:00. Rehearsals scheduled from afternoon onwards.
Morning and Evening Rehearsals
Afternoon Rehearsal and Performance 20.00 – 22.30
Opportunity to meet the composer, Sir Karl Jenkins. 11.00 – 13.00


Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin

What better way both to look back and reflect on our violent past and to look ahead with hope and commit ourselves to a more peaceful future. " Guy Wilson, Former Master of the Armouries

Participation Fee


£ 120

per chorister



per chorister

Singers are required to attend ALL the rehearsals.

An additional fee of £20/€25 per individual is applicable to individuals wishing to take advantage of the opportunity to meet the composer on the Saturday morning.


Choristers will be required to make their own travel plans to/from Berlin, hotel stays and transfers to/from the airport and to/from the concert and rehearsal venues.


Selected choristers are required to bring their own score of The Armed Man published by Boosey and Hawkes.

There will be slight amendments to the score for this one off special performance in Berlin and these will be sent to you in due course.

Application Process

We welcome applications and enquiries from choirs and choristers who have performed The Mass for Peace on previous occasions and who are familiar with the work. We will require a recording of your choir via email (mp3 or a link to a performance on youtube) in order that we can assess the balance and standard required for Berlin. A recording made on a phone/tablet/ipad of a recent rehearsal is acceptable.

All communication and payment is to be made through one representative of each choir.

We welcome applications from singers who are 16 years and over on 20th July 2018.

For practical and logistical reasons we encourage applications from groups/choirs but individuals are welcome to apply and they will also need to send a sound recording for quality control purposes.

For further details, please see application form.

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Recording and Broadcast

All choristers will be required to sign an agreement consenting to the recording of the performance and the unlimited right to exploit the recording in all media worldwide including broadcast platforms.

Registration of Interest

Please complete the application form as soon as possible to express your interest in this exciting project with an indication of the number and nature of voices.  The deadline for registering interest is June 15th 2018.

Selection Process

A decision will be taken before July 1st 2018 as to which choirs have been accepted to perform.  The full participation fee will be due on August 6th 2018 to confirm inclusion. Please do not make any travel or accommodation plans to Berlin specifically for this event until you have received confirmation that the application has been accepted and confirmation that your participation fee has been received.

Priority Ticket Booking

Priority Booking will be given for friends and relatives of the choristers travelling to Berlin wishing to buy tickets for the Sing for Peace concert.

Details of how to obtain tickets will appear on this website at the beginning of July.

Join us in Berlin for this unique and historic occasion where choristers from all corners of the world unite in their desire for Peace.

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