ABC World Citizens is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Choral Tales, an outward-looking, community-oriented project that unites choral music and dance in a celebration of uplifting folk tales from around the world.
As suggested by its logo, the project offers a many-colored window to the world’s cultural variety, while also highlighting the oneness of the human family.
The selected folk tales are brief, entertaining, edifying, and provide a sampling of humanity’s diversity, yet they draw on a universal reservoir of human wisdom.
Each tale is distilled into a poem, which is then set to choral music, and acted out in dance as the choir sings.
For the project’s initial stage, four tales from different continental regions have been selected: one each from Mexico, Tanzania, China, and the United Kingdom.