During November 2013 I performed with Conductor Karl Jenkins’on his national tour (2nd -17th Nov 2013) organised by Raymond Gubbay. It is always exciting to have the opportunity to perform in some new venues . It was my first visit to St. David’s Hall in Cardiff (home to the annual Welsh Proms and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition) and the Birmingham Symphony Hall – both beautiful venues . We also travelled back “up north” to perform at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.
I first performed the Armed Man with Karl in Stoke-on-Trent whilst still a student at the Royal Northern College of Music. So it was fantastic to be able to join him again to explore and perform a broader range of his moving music.
We were joined for the concerts by the Manchester Concert Orchestra, Manchester Chorale, City of Birmingham Choir, Sinfonia Cymru, Cor Caerdydd and Zands Duggan (Hand Drummer & Percussion)
We performed a new programme celebrating Karl’s most popular works including The Armed Man, Palladio Passacaglia, Requiem, The Peacemakers and Stabat Mater.