The "Once in a lifetime" project is a co-production of two Dutch companies; Cipo and Sonolux. The cooperation between the two has been ongoing for some time and has realised several successful projects already.

Cipo, founded in 1997 by Eric Drabbe, is a multimedia company. One of Cipo's activities is has been the organization of special concerts, such as the first benefit concert for the charity War Child in 2009.
At this concert, the impressive piece The Armed Man - a Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins, was performed by a youth symphony orchestra and a choir of 250 singers.

This concert was attended by the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and raised € 75,000 for War Child. Later "Symphonic Tribute concerts" were organized with Pink Floyd tribute bands, accompanied by full symphony orchestras.

is a cultural production house set up by Marcel Geraeds and Charles Watt in 2019 with a mission to bring more people together through music. 

Since it’s inception, Sonolux has delivered projects for world leading organisations such as The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and is developing further collaborations with the iconic concert hall the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to pursue the founders mission: Bring people together through music.

The “Once in a Lifetime” project is very important for Sonolux as it combines their mission with raising money and awareness for the charity WarChild, by bringing people from all over the world together to sing Karl Jenkins masterpiece “The Armed Man” in the magnificent building and acoustic that is The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. 

We look forward to welcoming you to this special “Once in a lifetime” moment in Amsterdam.


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