World Premiere -- May 5, 2013
Waging Peace Choral Composition
Music has the power to articulate the deepest emotion.
Music can bring people together and unite them in a common cause.
Music can be a beacon of hope.
Music can serve as a catalyst for change.
On May 5, 2013, the faith community of greater Baton Rouge gathered at Broadmoor Baptist Church to be moved and inspired
by an original musical composition by composer Robert Kyr. The lyrics are inspired by dialogues held in the Fall of 2012 in Baton Rouge.
The voices heard were the voices of and from the community. Through them was heard the pain of violence, the call to action, and the sweet sounds
of a community committed to justice, reconciliation, and peace.
WAGING PEACE! LAUNCHED
was launched at the Annual Community Prayer Breakfast on Oct. 25, 2012.
(Click here to see photos)
The entire community has been invited through this initiative
to reflect upon what it means to WAGE PEACE
-- individually, and as a larger community.
Discussions were held, and submissions were made, to co-create an original choral composition with respected American composer Dr. Robert Kyr.
The world premiere was held in Baton Rouge May 5, 2013, at Broadmoor Baptist Church at the Sounds of CommUNITY concert. (Click here
for the flyer
for the spring Sounds of CommUNITY concert.)
So, gather your friends, family, co-workers, and/or faith community.
Encourage one another in WAGING PEACE!
for an overview, discussion guide, and resources for Waging Peace!
To see photos from the Prayer Breakfast, click here.
Our speaker this year was Dr. Robert Kyr -- a well-known composer and peacemaker
who understands the power of music to wage peace, provide healing, and bring people together.
To read more about him, click here.
Or visit his website @ www.robertkyr.com.
Contact the Federation office (267-5600) for more information.