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The City of Hannover supports the World Choir for Peace
Singers from 28 different countries gathered online to produce a music video with their messages of solidarity in current difficult times, with support of the City of Hannover.
The World Choir for Peace, founded in Berlin in 2018, has recorded the song "I Hope" composed by a Norwegian composer Kim André Arnesen together with the Chamber Choir Hannover. The City of Hannover promotes and supports this initiative as a choir city, UNESCO City of Music and a Mayors for Peace Lead City. The video illustrates that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible to make music together and send a sign of hope and peace into the world.
The video ends with the words of Mayor Belit Onay: “I very much appreciate it that singers from all over the world have taken part in this project, thereby committing themselves to universal solidarity and hope for a better future. By singing together, young people from every continent are sending out a strong signal for peace.”
The choir is planning to hold a concert in September in Hannover to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and the end of World War II, if the situation allows.