is a concert experience, never to forget.
Sir Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man - a Mass for Peace
7 to 9 June 2020, Amsterdam
You are invited to celebrate the beginning of peace and the end of WW II, 75 years ago, together with 500 singers from all over the world with a professional symphony orchestra in the iconic Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Because of the acoustically superior acoustics, the Main Hall is considered to be one of the three best halls in the world for symphonic music. The other two are the Symphony Hall in Boston (USA) and the Große (Goldene) Musikvereinssaal in Vienna (Austria). One can test the unrivaled acoustics of the Main Hall itself by (of course not during a concert) giving a hard dry blow with the hands. You then hear a clear resonance that dies out in the dark. Clearly different than in other halls.
The theme of this unique celebration is;
“War divides, Music connects”
We will perform “The Armed Man – a Mass for Peace” by Sir Karl Jenkins, along with the impressive accompanying film.
So let’s celebrate the end of World War II, the beginning of peace 75 years ago, connecting people through music and visit Amsterdam with a purpose!
Amsterdam, the capitol of The Netherlands, is an absolutely gorgeous city where you’ll not be able to stop yourself from taking hundreds of photos while you’re there. But it’s not Amsterdam’s beauty that WOWs you. It’s the fact that every kind of traveler will find something fun for them to do here, is what makes it so special. There are hundreds of things to do and see in Amsterdam; Whether you’re traveling to Amsterdam alone or with your fellow choir members, you will definitely enjoy your time here.
The city is known for its impressive artistic history, especially it’s legacy from the 17th century “Golden Age”. You can visit the Rijksmuseum (Rembrandt’s Nachtwacht), the van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt’s house, and also Anne Frank’s house, a Canal cruise, the Waterlooplein Market and much more.
A trip to Amsterdam will surely offer an opportunity for new experiences. Even if your time here is limited, you will make memories and share stories about it over and over again long after you’ve returned home.
A trip to Amsterdam and singing in the iconic Royal Concertgebouw to celebrate 75 years of peace will certainly be a once in a lifetime memory.
“ONCE IN A LIFETIME” will be raising funds to support the important work of ‘WAR CHILD’, the charity established to help children cope with their experiences of war using the power of music. In fact, 100% of the ticket sales are for War Child.
Participation in this concert costs $ 500 per person (1 morning rehearsal, 1 afternoon rehearsal, dress rehearsal and the concert).
For initial registration, please go to the registration page. You can also find here the Terms & Conditions
Registration deadline is December 15, 2019