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Messengers of Peace

The British composer Karl Jenkins burst onto the twenty-first century music scene with his oratorio The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. It premiered in 2000 and has been performed more than 1,000 times since.  In recent years Jenkins has composed and recorded other major...

Peacemakers: High-school Choral Interns Perform with CRS

Nine high school singers will be among the chorus next weekend as the Corvallis Repertory Singers open their 2019-20 season with Karl Jenkins’s 2011 oratorio The Peacemakers.  It’s all part of CRS’s Choral Internship Program, which invites high-school students to...

Peacemakers: One Song

The human yearning for peace is as old as the urge toward conflict. Maybe older.   Three thousand years ago the Psalmist wrote, “Peace be within your walls and prosperity within your palaces.” A millennium later Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall...