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The World Choir for Peace presents:

International
Week for Peace

AUGUST 4 – 7, 2022  |  HCC Kuppelsaal Hannover, Germany

Event Postponed!
UNESCO-Kommission

Patron:
Belit Onay, Mayor of Hannover

Deutscher Musikrat
UNESCO City of Music

EVENT POSTPONED!

Due to the unexpected sharp rise in Covid-19 infections throughout Germany and especially in the Hannover Region, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the postponement of the International Week for Peace 2022.

It is by no means a decision we have taken lightly, but one we reached after much careful consideration.

Our primary concern is always the responsibility we feel towards our team, guests, attendees, and fellow singers, who we are committed to protect at any cost. But it is equally important to us to stay true to our mission of inspiring peace and unity in the world. For all of these, we will be looking forward to more favourable conditions to ensure that this event runs smoothly and in line with our vision. We are saddened by this decision, but at the same time determined to continue to work hard for a time where we can come together again and sing for peace.

We have some exciting online projects coming up soon – keep your eyes peeled for how to get involved. #singingunites

About The Event

A CONCERT FOR PEACE WITH JOHN RUTTER

Come & Sing: A Concert for Peace with John Rutter & The World Orchestra for Peace

From August 4 – 6, 2022 the World Choir for Peace invites choirs and singers from around the world to join them and take part in a huge Concert for Peace, singing John Rutter’s very moving Requiem. Conducted by the composer himself together with the World Orchestra for Peace, the concert will be held on Hiroshima Remembrance Day, August 6, 2022. Singers from across the globe will get the chance to perform in the domed hall at the Hannover Congress Centre (HCC), Germany. The concert will be televised and another 5,000 people will be able to participate virtually and sing from the comfort of their living rooms. This event offers a unique opportunity to get to know this world-famous composer and his work.

Rehearsals and Concert: Requiem

On July 30 & 31, virtual rehearsals will take place with the Stay At Home Choir and composer John Rutter..

For the Hannover region there will also be two face-to-face rehearsals with Keno Weber by the Lower Saxony Choral Association on July 9 & 10, 2022.

From 4. August you will rehearse with John Rutter himself, the World Choir for Peace and the World Orchestra for Peace in the beautiful Kuppelsaal of the HCC.

And finally, on the evening of August, it will be showtime!

Repertoire

For our Concert for Peace we will be rehearsing and performing John Rutter’s Requiem. We are unfortunately unable to provide singers with scores, however to purchase your own copy by heading to John Rutter’s publishers.

Rehearsal notes from John Rutter’s Requiem and his Ukrainian Prayer are available to download here:

A Ukrainian Prayer (Revised)

Requiem – rehearsal notes (Revised 2022)

Huge discounts for choir singers!

If your choir is a member of a national or international choral association you are entitled to a 40% discount on a regular ticket price. Take advantage of this special offer!

Here’s what is included in the €156 Combi-Ticket (full price: €259)

  • Online (SAHC) and live rehearsals in Hannover with John Rutter, Concert for Peace participation
  • Passive participation in either a conducting or singing masterclass
  • Workshops
  • Entrance to our Family Singing Day and Gala Concert!

Come & Sing event and Concert for Peace participation only: €113 (Concession), €187 (full price)

Audience tickets for the Concert for Peace on August 6 are also available. 

All proceeds from the Concert for Peace will be going to charities that support Ukraine.

MASTERCLASSES FOR SINGERS & CONDUCTORS

Our very first International Peace Week offers you countless opportunities.
You can take part in exciting masterclasses with renowned artists – deepen your knowledge and be inspired.

For singers...
Tenor David Lee Brewer works with you on opera and musical repertoire and gives you tips on technique, expression and stage presence. In collaboration with Opera for Peace, baritone Thomas Hampson will use Lied interpretation to show you how to bring body and soul into harmony through your singing. International performance coach Kirsten Schötteldreier gives you individual tips on how to find your true and authentic voice.

… and conductors
Oksana Sukhetska (Ukrainian folk song arrangements), Michael Barrett (Where Africa meets West), Bengt Ollén (Scandinavian choral repertoire) and Thomas Caplin (Feel the Groove) will give an insight into their respective working methods. Also a must for singers! All conducting coaches are part of the ICCF (International Choral Conductors Federation). We’d like to thank the Hannover Music School for their collaboration in our conducting masterclasses.

We are offering active and passive participation in these masterclasses.

How to apply for active participation in a masterclass:

  • Please first purchase a passive participation ticket for the masterclass.
  • Then submit a short bio and two video links to stating which singing coach you wish to attend.
  • Once you have received active participation confirmation, please book the active participant ticket (this is in addition to your existing passive ticket).
WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS

Singing is Life: Our Workshops

Various workshops will be held around the rehearsals and the Come & Sing concert.

Together with our collaboration partners (the Stay At Home Choir, the Singing Hospitals and the Hörregion Hannover), you will:

  • learn many new skills
  • meet interesting people
  • explore the possibilities of your own voice

The program includes events and lectures related to the topics of musical peace work, vocal and hearing health as well as the healing power of singing.

Among the speakers are singers Angelica Goers and Vera Kimmig, brain researcher Prof. Stefan Kölsch, music medicine specialist Prof. André Lee, music therapists Katharina and Wolfgang Bossinger, Elke Wunnenberg from the Singing Hospitals and Julia Lagahuzère from the Initiative Opera for Peace.

PLEASE CHECK OUR SCHEDULE FOR AN OVERVIEW OF ALL OUR WORKSHOPS

FAMILY SINGING DAY | LECTURES | GALA CONCERT

Our final day is packed full of family events and culminates in a beautiful Gala Concert. The Family Singing Day ticket covers the whole day so feel free to dip in, just come to the concert or stay with us for the full day.

FAMILY SINGING DAY

Bringing all generations together: our family singing day.

August 7th (Sunday) is our day for the whole family. We invite young and old, with or without previous experience, to sing together in the beautiful Kuppelsaal of the HCC. Together with Katharina and Wolfgang Bossinger from the Singing Hospitals, you and your loved ones will go on a journey of discovery together through the fascinating world of the human voice. Feel the healing power of singing!

We will also have the fantastic singer/songwriter Suli Puschban and her live band leading you with her inspirational music.

From the late afternoon, you will rehearse your own contribution to the big Gala Concert, which will be the closing event of the first International Week for Peace. You will learn the Peace Song composed on the 6th August with Jennifer John from Liverpool and Stefan Littmann from Hannover in collaboration with UNESCO City of Music Hannover. You will also learn other Peace related songs.

PRESENTATION – MUSIC AND NEUROSCIENCE

Prof. Stefan Kölsch will be giving you a fascinating insight into the world of music and neuroscience. Open your minds, sit back and be ready to be astounded!

THE GALA CONCERT

This is the final event of our first International Week for Peace. If you have been singing with us throughout the day then you will have the opportunity to sing your musical message of peace to Hannover and the whole world, together with all participants and…. our surprise celebrity guest!

Enjoy music from the 36 professionals of the World Choir for Peace together with Sony Classical harpist Lavinia Meijer who will perform tracks from their debut album “Peaceful Choir”. Selected participants from our conducting and singing masterclasses will be featured in this concert.

The Family Singing Day starts at 10 a.m. The Gala concert starts at 7 p.m.

REGISTRATION INFO

Check-in and registration information

Please arrive at the check-in point/help desk which you will find in the foyer at the times indicated below. You will then be asked to show your identity card, proof of your choral association membership (e.g. a certificate with a stamp from your choir) and your ticket (scan code printed from your email). Once this is all checked, you will receive a wristband – this is your valid admission ticket for the entire duration of the event and must not be removed.

4th August

  • 10:00 – 13:00:  Come & Sing check-in
  • 19:00 – 19:30:  Conducting Masterclasses Active Participants in the Blauer Saal

5th August

  • 09:00 – 10:00: Check-in for Singing Masterclass Active and Passive Participants & Morning registration for workshops and lectures
  • 14:00 – 15:00: Check-in for afternoon Singing Masterclass Active and Passive Participants
  • Afternoon registration for workshops and lectures

6th August

  • 09:00 – 09:45: Check-in & registration for Workshops
  • 14:00 – 14:45: Check-in & registration for Workshops

7th August

  • 09:00 – 10:00: Check-in for family sing day. Desk open throughout the day for later check-in.
  • Family Day Concert – doors open at 18:30.

After buying your ticket online please be aware that workshops cannot be pre-booked. Just sign in for your chosen workshops at one of our registration desks on the day of the event itself.

We will always have a help desk in the foyer for any questions.

When you attend any of the events, please ensure to provide an appropriate form of ID (passport / student ID).

GROUP ACCOMMODATION

Organising accommodation for large groups can be very complicated. Tripmakery will help you save time and money by finding the perfect group accommodation completely free of charge.

The Venue

HCC - Kuppelsaal Hannover

HCC Hannover | Kuppelsaal

With a total of 4 large multifunctional event halls, 7 ballrooms of different sizes and 30 conference and seminar rooms on a total of 15,000 square metres of event space, the HCC has a seating capacity of around 13,000 for events of all kinds. On average, 1,200 events with around 400,000 visitors take place in the Hanover Congress Centre each year.

With the historic town hall, the town park was built in 1914 with an area of ​​around 60,000 square metres. Large receptions and outdoor events are regularly organised in this area, and the HCC also offers a second daytime operation, the Rosencafé, in addition to the classic park restaurant.

The Congress Hotel am Stadtpark is directly connected to the HCC, with over 250 rooms, it provides high-quality accommodation to the business district.

The Hannover Congress Centrum is a full-service provider in the truest sense of the word. Both the gastronomic services of the house and all technical services are offered, conceptually developed and implemented directly by the house. This also applies to all organisational, logistical and financial services for an event, so to speak, congress and event management from a single source.

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  • f) Right to data portability Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller. Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others. In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of World Choir for Peace.
  • g) Right to object Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. World Choir for Peace shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. If World Choir for Peace processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to World Choir for Peace to the processing for direct marketing purposes, World Choir for Peace will no longer process the personal data for these purposes. In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by World Choir for Peace for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest. In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of World Choir for Peace. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
  • h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject’s explicit consent. If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, World Choir for Peace shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision. If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of World Choir for Peace.
  • i) Right to withdraw data protection consent Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time. If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of World Choir for Peace.

8. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Facebook

On this website, the controller has integrated components of the enterprise Facebook. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to include the creation of private profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet website, which is operated by the controller and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-ins) was integrated, the web browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook through the Facebook component. An overview of all the Facebook Plug-ins may be accessed under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. During the course of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of what specific sub-site of our website was visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook, Facebook detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-site of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Facebook component and associated with the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, e.g. the “Like” button, or if the data subject submits a comment, then Facebook matches this information with the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

Facebook always receives, through the Facebook component, information about a visit to our website by the data subject, whenever the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook during the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account before a call-up to our website is made.

The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, it is explained there what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different configuration options are made available to allow the elimination of data transmission to Facebook. These applications may be used by the data subject to eliminate a data transmission to Facebook.

9. Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR.
In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR.
Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

10. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.

11. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

12. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner).

Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded.

Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.

13. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

This Privacy Policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of the German Association for Data Protection that was developed in cooperation with Privacy Lawyers from WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE, Cologne.

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