One Day One Choir is an inspiring global peace initiative which uses the harmonious power of singing together to unite people around the world on International Peace Day, September 21st.
Since it began in 2014 – as a response to growing unrest and conflict in the world – more than a million people have joined the ‘global choir’ and sung for peace in more than 70 countries.
The premise that everyone can sing and that singing together has an especially powerful and positive impact on us is behind the inspiration for the project which reaches out to all and is created to be totally inclusive and accessible.
Thousands of children in schools around the UK, and globally, will also be singing for peace in school assemblies and talking about and taking actions for unity and peace which they aim to continue throughout the year. The project has proved particularly inspirational for schools who are increasingly keen to find ways to help children think more about and work towards peace and harmony.
More than 38 cathedrals, including St Paul’s, Canterbury, and Norwich, will be singing for peace under the One Day One Choir umbrella and temples, mosques and other religious centres will also be adding their voices.
How do we join in?
One Day One Choir is perfect for schools – providing a simple, accessible, inclusive and inspiring activity which connects countless aspects of school life, learning and social engagement.
Anyone in any kind, size or age of group can take part. You can sing wherever suits you and at any time during the day so you don’t need to find a special venue.
What should our school sing?
You can sing what you like, as long as it’s appropriate for peace and unity, or you can dedicate a song or something you are already performing on 21 September at a concert, service, rehearsal or event.
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