The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, Tulsa Race Massacre Anniversary Commemoration
May 7, 2021, live-streamed from AHHA Tulsa

*Please note that your ticket can be used to view the live-stream through May 21 at 11:59 pm.

Tulsa Chorale remembers the historic Tulsa Race Massacre and commemorates the 100th anniversary performing Karl Jenkins' "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace." In addition to extracts from the Latin Mass, the text for “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” incorporates words from historical and religious sources, including the Islamic call to prayer, the Bible and the Mahabharata. Writers whose words appear in the work include Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Sankichi Toge, who survived the Hiroshima bombing but died some years later of leukemia.

In partnership with the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission. Tulsa Chorale is grateful for the Commission’s support of this event through a generous grant from the Commemorative Grants Program.
Revisionist Future: A Choral Celebration
Join Tulsa Chorale for a FREE online performance of "A Mass for Peace" by Karl Jenkins, a vocal reflection on “Revisionist Future," an art exhibit currently being showcased at Ahha Tulsa (read more about this exhibit below).

The performance will feature interview segments with the exhibit’s artists along with five short movements from "A Mass for Peace" by Karl Jenkins, sung by Tulsa Chorale, with pianist Lyndon Myer and conductor Dr. Tim Sharp. The movements juxtaposed throughout the program are "The Armed Man,” Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, and Benedictus.

As we begin to anticipate the 100-year commemoration of the Tulsa Race Massacre and look toward our commemorative performance on May 7, we hope this collaboration will inspire the Tulsa community to learn more about the events that took place in our city and get involved in creating a better future.

*Please note: Your individualized access code can be used to watch the premiere on 3/26 at 7:00 pm or view the performance anytime after.

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“On March 5, Ahha Tulsa debuted Revisionist Future, a new exhibition featuring work by local artists Antonio Andrews (No Parking Studios) and Alexander Tamahn. With Revisionist Future, Andrews and Tamahn are eager to spread a message of inclusion that focuses on a pivotal moment in history: the city of Tulsa in 2021. Together, the artists strive to channel the past energy of Black Wall Street into a body of work that envisions a just future.

The title Revisionist Future points to the idea of long-term goals. The artists ponder how 10, 25, or even 50-year plans could help solidify the future they wish to see. The work in this exhibition also celebrates the vibrant energy of Black Tulsa entrepreneurs nearly 100 years after the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The artists share a goal of engaging Tulsa’s community of new Black entrepreneurs through the exhibition, and local business owners and brands will be showcased in the work.

Revisionist Future will be featured in Ahha Tulsa’s main gallery space through April 24.”
Angel Band
Tulsa Chorale’s seasonal musical gift to Tulsa comes in the premiere of a new choral work by Artistic Director Tim Sharp, Angel Band, featuring new arrangements of carols and original settings that center around the theme of angels as told in the Christmas story.

Saturday, November 21
7:30 pm
LIVE STREAM from Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Chapman Music Hall

*Please note: Your individualized access code is one-time use and can be used to watch live on 11/21 at 7:30pm or anytime after through 11/28 at 11:59pm.
How it works
AnywhereSeat allows you to purchase digital access to Tulsa Chorale events and attend virtually anywhere in the world (in your living room, on a plane, on the beach, etc.).

When you purchase your spot, you’ll reserve your virtual seat by receiving a special Ticket Code. To unlock, you’ll simply enter your Ticket Code when it's time.