Hastings Choristers presents - The Peacemakers
By Karl Jenkins
Conducted by Paul Holley OAM
A massed choir of singers will come together from around the Hastings region and across NSW, to be led by renowned Brisbane conductor Paul Holley to perform The Peacemakers.
The composer of The Peacemakers, Welshman Karl Jenkins, has set to music some of the beautiful words of peace from iconic, world-changing figures such as Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama. Also included throughout the piece are some texts from the Bible, the Qur’an, St Francis of Assisi and Bahá’u’lláh, as well as poetry of Shelley, Malory, Terry Waite and Carol Barratt.
One line from the Persian mystic poet Rumi sums up the ethos of the work:
All religions, all singing one song: Peace be with you.