Enthusiastic Response to Choral Tales Project on Three Continents

The Choral Tales Project continues to receive appreciative response on its artistic path of service around the planet. The following is an overview of recent project activity and partnerships on three continents.

Bob Cole Chamber Choir from California State University, Long Beach, performing in Wales, where they won the 2016 Choir of the World Award. This choir is to record the works of the Choral Tales Project.

“The Happy Man’s Shirt” Inspires Joy

Enthusiastic response to the provisional recording of “The Happy Man’s Shirt” prepared by composer Ludwig Tuman, continues to arrive from around the U.S and many other countries. This is the first of the Choral Tales for which Ludwig has composed the music.

“I felt like I was listening to the voices of angels. I even imagined myself dancing …” wrote one project supporter in the Philippines. Another in San Mateo, California, called the composition, “Beautiful … I felt my breathing slowing down, and I drifted into a calm place! I can’t wait to hear the next chapters in this journey.”

A message received from a friend of the project in Beijing called the work “absolutely stunning,” adding that “It left me wanting more and imagining, with awe and delight, what the finished product might be like — what a tremendous accomplishment.”
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Building Capacity for Service Without Borders

“Preparing contemporary learners to become globally competent is a `right now’ skill. Becoming world-ready is not an enrichment experience, but a necessity.”
Heidi Hayes Jacobs PhD, Columbia University

Entire seventh grade team from North Hampton School, NH, visiting the United Nations in New York City.

Entire seventh grade team from North Hampton School, NH, visiting the United Nations in New York City.

The briefing preparation could not have been more timely. On May 23, 2016, two days prior to departure for New York City, the entire seventh-grade team at North Hampton School in New Hampshire, (60 students, 4 teachers) were presented with an introduction to a workshop, sponsored by Artists Building Capacity as World Citizens, highlighting the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

To heighten awareness, to understand the commitment, and to personally work for the betterment of the world are lofty ideals; but service begins with awareness. An unprecedented 193 countries are committed to the goals and this next generation of decision-makers are at the forefront of meaningful change.

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concern of all humanity.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you know of a school interested in developing a greater awareness of the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development, contact Artists Building Capacity as World Citizens for a free consult at info@abcworldcitizens.org.

For more information on the United Nations Global Goals click here.

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