Royal Armouries charity gala concert to be held at Central Hall Westminster

The venue will play host this September to a charity gala concert to mark the centenary of the last 100 days of First World War hostilities.

A highlight of the 100 Days to Peace concert, to be held in the central London venue’s Great Hall, will be a performance of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, conducted by one of the most-performed living composers in the world, Sir Karl Jenkins.

All proceeds from the event will go to three charities which work to support military veterans facing challenges, including mental health.

Charities to benefit from the evening include Help for Heroes, Combat Stress and Heads Together - The Royal Foundation’s Campaign and Mental Health Initiative, through a partnership formed by the Royal Armouries.

"The style and ‘feel’ of Central Hall Westminster, its capacity, its location in the heart of Westminster, not to mention the incredible acoustics in the Great Hall, all pointed to this being the perfect venue for our evening of music and remembrance, 100 Days to Peace," said Siona Mackelworth, interim director for public engagement at the Royal Armouries.

"The event will feature world-famous composer and conductor, Sir Karl Jenkins, giving his only performance of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace in England this year.

"This, coupled with the fact that all proceeds from the event will go to three charities working to support veterans facing mental health challenges, meant that we needed a venue which could not only accommodate a large number of people but was also fitting for an event of this nature."

"We are truly honoured to be hosting this spectacular gala evening that not only marks an important event in our history, but raises funds for ex-service personnel living with a range of issues, including mental health," added Paul Southern, managing director of Central Hall Westminster.

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