Friday, February 26, 2016

Multimedia Choral at Saddleback College - The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  -- On Sunday, March 13th at 2:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre, under the direction of Dr. Scott Farthing, the Saddleback College Community Chorale presents The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins. 

This powerful work is based on the format of the Catholic Mass, but includes texts by Kipling, Tennyson, and Sankichi Toge, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing.  Sung in Latin, French, English and Arabic, this incredible choral work will be presented in a multi-media format including dance, choir, and instrumentalists. The focus is on the horrors of war, but it also includes thoughts about the returning veterans and what they carry inside of them, as well as a prayer for peace.  It is an exciting work with percussion and orchestral instruments accompanying the choir as well as many images projected on a large screen behind the choir as they sing. 

Tickets are $15 general and $10 students/seniors (presale only).  Call the ticket office at 949-582-4656 (noon to 4, Tuesday through Friday) or order your tickets or online at

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Free parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the second left to Theatre Circle, turning right into Lot 12.
With a long tradition of excellence in music, the Saddleback College Vocal Program continues building on that tradition with the very finest in both standard vocal repertoire and the music of the cutting edge. The three primary choirs on campus include the Community Chorale and Concert Choir, which perform many concerts around the area throughout the school year. Membership is open in all three ensembles with the successful completion of a vocal placement interview at the beginning of each semester. In addition to beginning, intermediate, and advanced-level vocal classes, Saddleback College offers private voice lessons to a select few vocalists who are planning on pursuing degrees in vocal performance at the University or Conservatory level. Past students in the Applied Music program have been accepted to prestigious music schools across the country. In addition, Saddleback College is proud to be one of a handful of community colleges in the state which offer its students the opportunity to perform in operas and opera scenes each semester.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

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