The Art of War

A Choral Response to a Century of Conflict

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World War I is often called ‘the war to end wars’. It ended one hundred years ago, yet this past century has been, in the words of historian Niall Ferguson, “without question the bloodiest century in modern history”.

The Art of War is a musical journey through the last hundred years, featuring vocal music written as a response to conflicts from across the globe, including the Spanish Civil War, Second World War, Vietnam War, Liberian Civil War and Iran Iraq War.

The cast of more than a hundred includes a chamber choir, a youth choir, soloists, actors and a live band.

All profits will go to Medecins Sans Frontieres, an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. They offer assistance to people based on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation (

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