Seton Hall University Presents
Prayer for Peace Concert: The Power of One Voice
Seton Hall University's School of Diplomacy and International Relations and College of Communication and the Arts are pleased to announce that Newark, New Jersey, has been selected to premiere the second of three major classical music concerts dedicated to peace on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. at NJPAC's Prudential Hall.
Gandhi Circle $25,000
Mandela Circle $10,000
Malala Circle $5,000
Change Makers $2,500
Messenger of Peace $1,000
Friend of the Cause $500
Prayer for Peace is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors:
Host School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Mandela Circle Sponsors Seton Hall University College of Communication and the Arts, Josh and Judy Weston
Malala Circle Sponsors Laura DeFelice, Donald Green, Esther Kashkin, Marcia Robbins Wilf
Change Makers Tramm Family, NJ Advance Media
Messengers of Peace PREformances with Allison Charney, Paul Gibbons, Ross Millie, Seton Hall University Department of Public Relations and Marketing
Friends of the Cause Barbara Burke, Cables and Chips<inc., Investors Bank, Robert Jean Campbell, M.D., K.C.S.J., & Chev. Cesare L. Santeramo, K.C.S.J.
Support from Paula Alexander, Joan Barnas, Rosemary Bisio, Kate Briggs, Elizabeth Halpin, Sallie Saul, Charles Yassky, Marilyn Zirl, and in Memory of Evelyn Eleanor Segal, Charles Joseph Paoli and William, Cecilia and Edwin Dillhoefe
"Prayer for Peace: The Power of One Voice" reunites members of the Seton Hall University Chorus and the greater Seton Hall University community with the MidAtlantic Opera Orchestra under the baton of noted conductor and Seton Hall Assistant Professor Jason Tramm. "The Power of One Voice" is the second of the Prayer for Peace classical concert cycles, which debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2015. Inspired by Leonard Bernstein's artistic mandate -- "This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before" – the concert seeks to celebrate peace messengers worldwide. In keeping with this spirit, the concert will honor lifetime messenger of peace, Luna Kaufman, Holocaust survivor, educator, activist, author and lecturer. Proceeds from the concert will fund a scholarship to aid refugee students to pursue a degree from Seton Hall.
"Prayer for Peace: The Power of One Voice" will feature the music of Peteris Vasks' Dona Nobis Pacem, for choir and strings, and Moshe Knoll's Psalm 133. Central to the concert will be a unique performance of A Survivor from Warsaw by Arnold Schönberg paired with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Opus 125. Guest soloists will include soprano Allison Charney of NYC classical concert series "PREformances with Allison Charney," baritone Mark Devlan, and violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, recently on Broadway with "Fiddler on the Roof." Veteran actor Jordan Charney, star of stage, screen, and television, will narrate.
Please join us for a momentous evening of music in support of peace, and help us to assist refugees’ pursuit of higher education. Consider joining our Concert Committee to engage other interested arts supporters in your network. Sponsorship opportunities and benefits, including an exclusive reception with the artists, are available, as well as individual tickets.
For further information regarding sponsorship, or to join our concert committee, please contact Elizabeth Halpin at [email protected] or (973) 275-2560.