CoM | PERFORMANCE | Bells of Peace | UN International Peace Day Observance | 21 September 2017 | 12.30-1.30pm

[Edited extract from public address]

A performance of Bells of Peace by school children and choirs from the Yarra Ranges, played by the Federation Bells at Birrarung Marr on the International Day of Peace.

The inspiration for the song Bells of Peace came from Dame Nellie Melba ringing the Lilydale Fire Station bell to let the people of Lilydale know that WW1 had ended. Commissioned in 2015 by the Dandenong Ranges Music Council (DRMC) for the Anzac Centenary and was originally composed for handbells. In 2017 the creative development of the song has involved choral arrangements by Kate Sadler, arrangement for the bells and composition of the new piece, War Bells, by Karen Berger.

The International Day of Peace is observed around the world each year on 21 September, 'commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples'. The 2017 U.N. Peace Day theme is 'Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All'.

Presented by the Dandenong Ranges Music Council. Supported by the City of Melbourne

Participants; Kallista Primary School, Belgrave South Primary School, Tecoma Primary School, Upwey High School, Tecoma Peace Choir.

All ages. BYO

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Creative development of the Bells of Peace is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.