We are still accepting applications for this historic event.

Join singers from 27 countries to Sing for Peace.

Singers from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA, and Wales have already applied to participate in this historic event.

Join singers from across the world to Sing for Peace.

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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 2,000 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.

Personal message from Sir Karl Jenkins

Photographer Rhys Frampton

Proposed Schedule

Rehearsals for individual singers who have choral experience but who are not coming as part of a choir. Individuals are expected to attend these rehearsals well-prepared and knowing the work.
Arrival in Berlin by 13:00. Afternoon and evening rehearsals.
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

The Concert for Peace is a non-profit project and the participation fee is a contribution towards the staging cost of the production.

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.

We are working alongside Media Travels to help with travel & accommodation logistics for the event.  They are able to source each Choir discounted rates for flights from your local airport, rail travel and accommodation. They cater to meet all budgetary requirements offering room rates ranging from £40(2* – eg The Generator Hostel) through to £85 per night (5* – e.g. Oriana Berlin).  In addition, accommodation will be available, on a first come first served basis, in establishments such as –  Hotel Klassic (3*) and the  Holiday Inn – Berlin City East (4*).  Some accommodation on offer, is literally only a few steps away from the Arena, but all accommodation will be sought within a three mile radius.

They will build a bespoke package to meet every choir’s individual needs.   All bookings are fully ABTA protected, and they offer a 24/7 service to your Choir during your stay.

For further details, please contact  Choirs@mediatravels.co.uk, outlining your enquiry, and they will respond directly to you.

We are also able to offer 10% Discount for round trip (for all singers and accompanying persons) with Flix Bus.  Please contact me if this is your preferred method of travel.


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.

For discounted scores, please visit


Application Process

We welcome applications and enquiries from choirs and choristers who have performed The Armed Man:A 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.  The recording does not have to be of Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man:A Mass for Peace.

We welcome applications from individuals who have choral experience but there is no necessity for individuals to send a recording but individuals are expected to come well prepared.

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

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.

Selection Process

Confirmation of inclusion will follow soon after the application form is received along with details of how to pay the participation fee.

Confirmation of participation can only be given once payment has been received.


Details of how to obtain tickets will appear on this website in August.

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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