Peace Day is coming soon and One Day One Choir are aiming for a million voices, singing around the world for unity and peace on Sept 21. One song is enough and dedicating something you are already doing is a really easy way to take part!
Anyone in any kind or size of choir can take part; community, rock, madrigal, school, glee club, youth, symphony, office, gospel, work place, barber shop, hospital, church, synagogue, temple – all kinds of choirs are welcome.
A One Day One Choir event can be a simple gathering in your local community or a more organised and professional performance in a concert hall, religious building or public performance space. It doesn’t matter where you are and how many people join in to sing or listen as long as the intention is to sing for peace.
If your ‘choir’ already has performance plans on Peace Day this year, you can dedicate your songs, anthems, hymns or choral works to peace. If not, then please create something for the day. It can be as short or as long as you like and you can choose anything appropriate to sing, encouraging as many people as possible to join in.
Big institutions have already signed up, including Coventry Cathedral and York Minster (dedicating their evensongs to the initiative), Truro Cathedral (holding a mass, inter-faith singing event with over 20 choirs), Manchester Community Choir (an annual sing for peace at Media City). Mark Elder (of the Halle and Halle Choir) has signed up to support too.