Music at Reading – Remembrance Festival: Ben Pedley memorial concert

Join the University of Reading Festival Voices and Festival Sinfonia to perform in Karl Jenkins The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

on Saturday March 10, 7.30 pm, University Great Hall, London Road campus.

Please join the University of Reading Festival Voices and Festival Sinfonia as they perform Karl Jenkins The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace in the Ben Pedley Memorial Concert on Saturday March 10, at the University Great Hall. Students, staff, alumni and community singers and orchestral players are welcome to join for this performance of this modern favourite which depicts the horrors of war, and conveys the urgent need for nations to come together in peace.

The rehearsals for the Remembrance Festival are 9.30am – 4.30pm Saturday 10 February and 24 February at the University of Reading London Road campus. Parking is free, and drinks will be provided. Please bring your own lunch. The dress rehearsal is 2 – 5 pm, and the concert is at 7.30 in the University Great Hall. Participation fees are £15 for students currently studying at University or school; and £20 for University of Reading staff and alumni, and community participants. Click here to book your place to perform in the Remembrance festival. Tickets for the Ben Pedley Memorial concert are £12 / £8 (concessions) and may be purchased in the online ticket store

This concert is the culmination of our Remembrance Festival marking the centenary of World War One. We commemorate the life of Ben Pedley, a second year Chemistry student who died in a road traffic accident in 2017. We present music that was meaningful to Ben in the first half of the programme, celebrating his love of a diverse range of songs and piano music. The second half of the concert is a performance of Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace, which is conducted by Patrick Barrett, the University Chamber Choir director.

Event organiser: 

Dr Rebecca Berkley       

Artistic Director Music@Reading, Director Academic Voices, Universal Voices

University of Reading, Institute of Education, London Road Campus, 4 Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX | T: + 44(0) 118 378 2694 | E:| W: 



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