There are 7000 languages in the world, however, music is the only language which transcends the limitations of the spoken word by reaching out to touch the heart and soul.
Contrasts unite to create meaning in a musical composition and this stimulates the ear. Instruments of varied acoustic colour
combine to form a harmonious whole, culminating in chords with overtones, in orchestration, in symphony.
Another quote by the famous Yehudi Menuhin:
"Listening to other voices, to counterpoints and dissonant sounds - the rules of music mirror life itself."
Music for Peace is an international private initiative, which was formed in April 2017 as a registered non-profit organization. It emerged from a series of Johann Sebastian Bach B Minor Mass concerts beginning in 1996 at the Concentration Camp Memorial in Dachau, 1999 in Ottobeuren, 2006 in Paris, 2010 in Frankfurt and between the years 2016/2017 in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth.
Music for Peace is not aiming at political goals, neither is it bound by a rigid philosphy or world-view.
This project is about the direct, individual experience of the participants and the audience. Being inspired to open and widen one's horizon and to open oneself for the transformative power of music would indeed be a wonderful motive to take part in the Music for Peace activities.
You can support us by either becoming a member of the association "Musik für Frieden und Völkerversändigung e.V. (Music for Peace and
Mutual Understanding) or you can actively join the orchestra or choir.
Or you can simply take part by listening and letting yourself be carried away by the beauty of the music with its inherent vision of hope.