International Philharmonic Choir sings for the International Day for Tolerance
During the award ceremony of the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence, held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on Friday 14 November 2014 at 6.30 p.m., the International Philharmonic Choir, under the direction of conductor Amine Kouider, will present a special programme for the celebration of the International Day for Tolerance.
Several musical interludes will be performed by the International Philharmonic Choir.
The musical program will start with Arab-Andalusian songs accompanied by traditional instruments (oud, tar, violin and goblet drum (derboca)); they will be followed by excerpts from the "Ode to Joy" by Ludwig van Beethoven and "Va, pensiero," from Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi, with piano accompaniment. At the end, the Choir will perform a musical composition “Chorally Yours” (“Choralement Votre”), a mixture of several arias from famous operas, including extracts from Carmen by Georges Bizet, Il Trovatore (The Troubadour) and Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi.
The Choir is composed of 150 volunteer choristers from 20 countries. Both the Choir and its conductor are UNESCO Artists for Peace.
The ceremony is open to the public upon presentation of an invitation card. Invitations will be sent by ordinary mail or e-mail after online registration and after verification of the availability of seats.
The doors will be opened to the public at 5.30 p.m.
Address: UNESCO Headquarters, Room I - 125 Avenue de Suffren - Paris 75007
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish.