see photos of the event here.

The Peacemakers by AV Choirs

Program by : Ghea

Last night at the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium in Bharat Nivas (Pavilion of India) the Auroville Choir and the Youth Choir accompanied by the various talented professional musicians of the Instrumental Ensemble, presented selections of song extolling peace, by Karl Jenkins.

An astonishing, graceful concert once again, not only in agreement with the world wide wishes for world peace but also putting forward the spirit of Auroville, whereby people of different origins, race, age, sex strive harmoniously toward one common goal.

Once again the beauty of the concert brought forward a collaborative work of many starting with Nuria, Auroville choirs, musicians, sound engineering by Joel, and Jean and Mahi on lights, as well as others.


Music Text

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Gandhi, The Dalai Lama, Terry Waite, Mother Teresa, Albert Schweitzer, Carol Barratt, Karl Jenkins, St. Francis of Assisi, Sir Thomas Malory, Rumi, Nelson Mandela, Bahá’u’lláh, Anne Frank

Composer’s Notes

‘Music has the capacity to breathe harmony into the soul.

The Peacemakers breathes the harmony of peace.’

Terry Waite CBE

‘The Peacemakers is dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives during armed conflict: in particular, innocent civilians. When I composed The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace for the millennium, it was with the hope of looking forward to a century of peace. Sadly, nothing much has changed.’

Karl Jenkins CBE