Welcome to all who have registered as a helper and / or singer for the One River Voices project!
About 200 people from different cultures from all over the world will join us on May 7th in Schloss Köniz to sing the song "One River". Singing connects us. We are "OneRiverVoices", a team of concerned people who want to send a message of unity, respect and tolerance to the world.
The general plan for Sunday 7th May 2017:
Meet between 9:30am and 10am in front of the Schüür in the Schlosshof Köniz, followed by a rehearsal of the song "One River". Don’t worry, the text and song are easy to learn even if you consider yourself not to be a singer! When we are ready, the song will be recorded and we will have lunch. Risotto, salads and bread will be waiting for us in the courtyard, free of charge.
Around 14h we will go outside to sing with others coming to celebrate the day with us. (if it rains we return inside).
Bring your families, friends, and neighbours to join us for the afternoon - everyone is invited to sing along in the courtyard!
The day will end around 17h with coffee and cake and time to relax.
There will be a camera-man accompanying us throughout the day and the creative director Liberato Maraia will produce a music video using the day’s imagery to present the idea of "OneRiverVoices". The video will be released on the internet in late June. People around the world will be able to download lyrics, notes, Playback for free, and even organise and experience a OneRiverVoices day.
Who knows, maybe the message continues to flow around the world ...?!
Our "OneRiverVoices" choir already includes more than 100 men and women. Most of the respondents are European. We are currently speaking with the House of Religion and many international institutions in Bern and the surrounding area to encourage more foreigners to register.
If you know people with migration background, tell them about our intention, ask them not to be shy, but to come and join us for this wonderful day on May 7th.
Also please let us know how many people will accompany you.
Thanks a lot.
If you have registered as a helper, we will be contacting you personally regarding the organisation of the day. We need help with the installation and decoration, the lunch buffet, the drinks bar and the clearing up. Let us know your preferences.
We look forward to seeing you
Clíodhna and Shirley