The Rhythms of One World

The Rhythms of One World International Choral Festival aims to promote a symphony of intercultural dialogues, mutual understanding, and global cooperation. The numerous performances by choir ensembles from around the world encourage an atmosphere of friendship and collaboration while actively encouraging the new perspective about the role of the arts and culture within the UN system.

The featured performance venues include one of the world’s finest stages in New York City; Geneva Switzerland and Sydney, Australia and are sponsored and endorsed by the various permanent missions, government institutions, and non-profit organizations.

The Rhythms of One World International Choral Festival is considered unique from others musical events in that it focuses not only on great performances, but also on the role of music as a universal language that promotes intercultural understanding, brotherhood, and peace among nations.

During its premiere in 2012, more than 5,000 people attended the weeklong festival in Manhattan. The Opening Concert in Avery Fisher Philharmonic Hall earned a great review in the New York Times summed up with the words: “Nations United in Song.” The closing concert at the UN General Assembly Hall was attended by more than 1,000 UN Officials, Ambassadors, UN Staff and friends, and was broadcast live in Manhattan via UN-TV, on Time Warner Cable and is archived on the UN website.