Choirs for Peace
Choirs for Peace Day - Sunday 26 March 2023, 12:00-13:00 noon CET
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Join thousands of voices singing for peace
One year ago, on March 27, 2022, more than 25,000 voices from 1,000 choirs around the world gathered in cities in Spain, Portugal and 8 other countries, following the viral call launched by the Santiago Apostle Choir Family of Griñón (Madrid, Spain) thanks to the power of social and choral networks. The objective was to unite voices with a simple and unanimous song for peace, performing the traditional 'Dona Nobis Pacem' canon. This is the video summary of that day:
Given the great result of the call and the exciting atmosphere of unity that was experienced, we intend to repeat it a year later by calling singers and choirs from all cities in Europe who want to join us to express their wishes for peace through song.
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What is it?
We propose to create a meeting of common singing for peace, simultaneously, by choirs in all the cities of any country. Something simple, massive and with the greatest possible participation of choirs and institutions that want to join us. We count on choral music as a universal instrument to contribute to peace in the world.
These are the main data:
When: Sunday 26 March between 12:00 and 13:00 CET time
Where: in the most representative and suitable square or open space in your city.
Who: all the choirs of the city and its surroundings, and all those who love to sing.
What: as last year, we will sing the traditional canon "Dona Nobis Pacem" in three voices, a capella. In addition, we will premiere a new Choirs for Peace hymn, composed by Jim Papoulis for our initiative. Optionally, additional simple pieces representative of each city may be performed.
How: The choirs will meet in person in the most emblematic area of their city. And at the same time we will join the most representative venues live via videoconference and we will broadcast it on social networks and media that adhere to it.
What for: to unite thousands of choral lovers from all over the world for a few minutes to sing a hymn calling for the restoration of peace in Ukraine and in all war-torn regions of the world.
How to colaborate?
If you want to participate in the great Choirs for Peace event on March 26, you can do it in many ways:
singing in your city, individually or with your choir
conducting the choirs that will participate in your city
spreading the initiative in local or global media and networks
acting as a country delegate to spread and coordinate the initative a country level
acting as a local coordinator in your city and liaison with the general coordination of the event
providing technological support to the internet streaming of the local call in your city/country
How will it be organized?
A network of entities attached to the initiative will be created (people, choirs, federations, associations, media, other institutions) all coordinated by the Choirsforpeace international team
An operational liaison or coordinator will be appointed in each city or country to promote local communication, logistics and event production actions.
Clear and simple instructions will be distributed for the tasks of musical coordination, logistics and technology
If you want to collaborate and join this big event on March 26 , leave us your details in the following registration form, and we will publish the local organization at your city or country
Choirs for Peace is a non-profit platform born at and sponsored by the Familia Coral Santiago Apóstol based in Griñón, Madrid, Spain, and it aims to unite all the choirs and institutions that want to join and promote events for peace through choral singing.