BOLTON Choral Union will perform Karl Jenkins poignant piece The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace in their first concert of the year.

The powerful piece about the horrors of war and hope for peace will be performed in the historic Victoria Hall.

The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace premiered at the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 25, 2000 and has become of the best and most often performed pieces in the choral repertoire.

Other works performed on the night will include pieces by Handel, Vivaldi and Bach.

The concert will take place on Saturday with Bolton Choral Union being joined by Chorley and District Choral Union, Adrienne Murray, mezzo soprano and the Northern Chamber Orchestra.

The concert starts at 7.30pm.

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