About the Festival
A successful debut for the world premiere of “The Rhythms of One World International Choral Festival.” Headlined as New York’s LARGEST global choral event, 7 legendary choirs from South Africa, Luxembourg, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, Australia, Norway and USA performing to large and appreciative audiences in NYC all week, from June 25 – June 30, 2012.
CHECK OUT THE NY TIMES REVIEW
A spectacular concert was also held before a near sell-out crowd, to two standing ovations, at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. The Lincoln Center concert was a fundraiser for the NGOs (nonprofit organizations) formally associated with the United Nations (the daily voice of civil society at the UN). 100% of all ticket sales generated by the organization, NGO DPI, went to their efforts to represent the nearly 2000 NGOs working at the UN from throughout the world, every day. For the Lincoln Center rave reviews, please click here!
Throughout the week, private and public events like music workshops, mini-concerts and flash mobs throughout NYC took place to commemorate and actively showcase the premiere of New York’s biggest international choral festival, “The Rhythms of One World.” At least four of the international choirs were featured on Good Morning America and the Today Show; several were also hosted by their Consulates in receptions during their stay. Among others, the South African Kearnsey choir went on to Washington DC afterwards, with FAF’s Ms. Jou along with them, for concerts at the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage and then onward to the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, Ohio, where they will defend their gold medal standing as one of the best youth choirs in the world.
What makes this festival truly unique is its focus not only on great performances, but on the role of the universal language of music in promoting intercultural understanding, global cooperation, and peace. In large part, this is due to the festival being a production of Friendship Ambassadors Foundation.
Friendship Ambassadors Foundation also produces the illustrious “Youth Assembly at the United Nations®” twice annually. The YA@UN selects nearly 1000 youth to learn about UN programs and global peace initiatives.
For more info on performing choirs: http://faf.org/main/special-highlight-the-rhythms-of-one-world-2012/participating-choirs/
To see our schedule of events: http://http://faf.org/main/special-highlight-the-rhythms-of-one-world-2012/schedule/
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