For the Fallen : The Armed Man

Good morning poppy people.

The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and Melbourne University Choral Society are presenting a spectacular “For the Fallen” concert in Melbourne’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 30 May at 8pm, and 5000 Poppies have been asked to decorate the Cathedral with many thousands of our gorgeous poppies in support of this very special concert to commemorate the ANZAC centenary.

For the Fallen / The Armed Man promises to be a moving and magnificent event, both visually and musically stunning.

Some 200 choral and instrumental musicians will perform a stunning program of works by composers including Australians Nathan Warfe, Colin Brumby, Christopher Willcock and Jenny Gill, as well as Edward Elgar’s WWI masterpiece “For the Fallen” and Karl Jenkins’ smash hit “The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace).

Melbourne University Choral Society will be joined by over 50 members of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and superb soloists including Merlyn Quaife AO, and Sally Anne Russell, conducted by Andrew Wailes.

We would love to see a huge contingent of poppy friends attending. It promises to be rather spectacular.

Tickets are available  from

Please share this event widely with as many of your friends as possible and encourage them to book early to enable them to secure a good seat.

Find our more on the Facebook Event Page :

MUCS ANZAC POSTER with soloists CDT-mMSUsAAUcDR St Paul's CathedralFacebook 600x600 MUCS

About 5000 Poppies

The 5000 Poppies Project is a community tribute of respect and remembrance for our servicemen and women, their families and their communities. Created in 2013 by sisters in law Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight in honour of their fathers service in WWII, the project has been closely aligned with the Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018, and has consisted of a number of small and large scale installations made from handcrafted poppies from many thousands of contributors from all over the world.
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