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Sydney Philharmonia Choirs | ChorusOz | The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

In a divided world, find harmony in the company of hundreds of voices singing for peace.



A limited number of printed program books will be available for $10 each at the concert.

The 2024 ChorusOz choir is now full and registrations are closed. For more information about singing with our community choirs – Festival Chorus or the Christmas Choir – visit our Community Choirs page.

ChorusOz | The Armed Man

A Mass for Peace

ChorusOz – our annual ‘big sing’ at the Sydney Opera House – brings together singers from across Australia and around the world for an inspiring weekend of community and music-making.

Brett Weymark has chosen The Armed Man: one of the most popular choral works of our time, with thousands of performances and decades in the classical charts. Its starting point is a mediæval earworm (L’Homme armé) but the themes are absolutely contemporary.

Inspired by the tragedy of the Kosovo War, Karl Jenkins combines sacred and secular texts. It’s exhilarating music to perform, with a parade of musical styles, thought-provoking texts and powerful emotions. Equally exhilarating are the choral hymns Finlandia and Jerusalem. And – for the first time the 16-year history of ChorusOz – we’ve commissioned a new Australian work especially for this event.

Whether you’re in the middle of the choir singing at full voice, or joining us in the audience, find harmony singing for peace.

Sunday 9 June at 5pm
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

This performance will run for 1 hour and 30 minutes. No interval.


Karl JENKINS The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
Jean SIBELIUS Finlandia with choral hymn finale
Hubert PARRY Jerusalem
(orchestral accompaniment by Edward Elgar)
Katie NOONAN & Andrew O’CONNOR An Instrument of Peace†

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs commission


Brett Weymark conductor
Katie Noonan soprano
AVÉ (Australian Vocal Ensemble)
ChorusOz 2024
Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra


Premium $90 All reserves
Concessions $81 All reserves
Under 30 Not applicable for this concert
A booking fee of $8.95 per transaction applies.