“The Armed Man” at the Royal Albert Hall (presented by Raymond Gubbay) – 28th April 2013
The prestigious chamber choir travelled to London in April to perform Karl Jenkins’ Requiem and The Armed Man under the baton of the composer himself. Excelsis joined forces with Côr Caerdydd and Camerata Chamber Choir, as well as the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, performing to a sell-out crowd exceeding 4,000.
‘Being invited to perform at the Royal Albert Hall was a milestone for Excelsis. Everyone in the choir worked hard to prepare for the concert, and the experience far exceeded our expectations,’ said Excelsis Director of Music Robert Lewis. ‘Excelsis keeps going from strength to strength – and we are looking forward to working with Karl Jenkins again in the future.’
Excelsis has built a strong reputation with Jenkins, CBE, working with him in 2009 for the first amateur performance in Europe of his Stabat Mater, and most recently in September 2012, when he conducted the choir in The Peacemakers in Grayshott.