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In addition to the Choral PEACE concerts to be performed on 16-17 September, the Choir has been invited by TIMEDATE, a Swiss consortium, to take part in a worldwide choral event to celebrate and promote World Peace Day. CLICK HERE for more info.
Under our Music Director, Jason Balla, we have leapt at the chance to sing to promote peace throughout the world. We know how blessed we are in Aotearoa New Zealand and would love to think that our tiny efforts might make a difference to others in very different circumstances.
On the International Day of Peace, the 21st of September 2023, the sound of ‘The Peacemakers’ by Karl Jenkins will circumnavigate the globe as a musical relay, starting with the Nelson Civic Choir. The musical message of peace then will be shaped by choirs on nearly all the continents.
The celebration for World Peace Day is scheduled to begin in Lucerne in Switzerland at 9.30am Central European Time (CET), which is 7.30pm NZ time. All the concerts participating across the world will be presented on the TimeDate website from 9.30am to 11.30pm CET, in a livestream, and will continue to be broadcast until October 31st. You can reach this glorious concert via our website at nelsoncivicchoir.com, on our Facebook page and on our You Tube channel, Nelson Civic Choir NZ, or on the TimeDate website timedate.ch