Singer from Siparantum Choir, Kosovo on the stage of the World Choir Games 2021 © Jonas Persson

World Peace Singers – Concert for Peace

Choirs from four continents share their songs with the world

World Choir Games 2023

Music has the power to bring people together, to make them understand each other beyond all borders, language barriers or origins. Music is emotional and connects people through the emotions and feelings they have while listening to and singing the songs.

That’s the reason while singing is and has always been used to create peace among peoples and express the wishes of humans to live together in peace and harmony.

In current times the need of creating such messages for world peace have become more and more important. That’s why INTERKULTUR is continuing its 2022 concert series for peace and presents the second Peace Concert today.

The date for publication is not a coincidence. Today, on July 3, 2022 it’s exactly one year to go until the Opening Ceremony of the 12th World Choir Games Gangneung 2023. Since its foundation in the year 2000 the World Choir Games have been aiming to bring together choirs from all over the world in a peaceful competition and thus to contribute to peace in the world. The Artistic Director of the Peace Concert is Fred Sjöberg, Artistic Director of INTERKULTUR and Vice President of the World Choir Council.

All conductors of the participating choirs are members of the World Choir Council, representing their respective country and continent.

For this reason, we are sending a symbol of love, peace, freedom, cohesion and understanding to the whole world through this concert:

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Concert Program

  1. Tuks Camerata – University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Conductor: Dr. Michael Barrett-Berg
    “MLK (Tribute to the late Martin Luther King”, arr. Bob Chilcott
  2. Jāzepa Mediņa Rīgas 1. Mūzikas Skola Boys Choir, Latvia
    Conductor: Romāns Vanags
    "To a pure spring" from the song cycle "My Oyster Tree” by Jānis Lūsēns, Māra Zālīte
  3. Salt Lake Vocal Artists, USA
    Conductor: Dr. Brady R. Allred
    “I Love You / What a Wonderful World”, arr. Craig Hella Johnson
  4. Ss. Cyril & Methodios Choir of Thessaloniki, Greece
    Conductor: Maria-Emma Meligopoulou
    “Akathist Hymn”
  5. Schola Cantorum de Venezuela
    Conductor: Maria Guinand
    “O Vos Omnes” by Alberto Grau
  6. Camarata Chamber Singers, USA/Republic of Korea
    Conductor: Dr. Ryan Goessl
    “Nyon Nyon” by Jake Runestad
  7. Siparantum Choir, Kosovo
    Conductor: Memli Kelmendi
    “Pax” (Peace) by Memli Kelmendi

Did you enjoy the concert? Watch here INTERKULTUR’s first Peace Concert 2022, published earlier this year.

Watch the first Peace Concert here

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