Events, features and things to do for families in New Hampshire
SING PEACE AROUND THE WORLD IN DERRY
The children of Derry Montessori School and Judy Pancoast invite you to join them and Montessori schools from around the world in singing for peace on United Nations International Peace Day, September 21.
International Peace Day, established by U.N. resolution, is a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace. Since 1982 "Peace Day" has grown to include millions of people around the world who participate in all kinds of events, large and small. This year, New Hampshire citizens can participate in a “sing peace around the world” event with Derry Montessori School.
Directed by children’s musician and entertainer Judy Pancoast, the children will begin singing at MacGregor Park in Derry on Monday, September 21 at 11am. Their voices will join with the voices of thousands of children from around the world who will be singing the same song on the same day. The singing will start in New Zealand and finish in the Hawaiian Islands, resulting in the song being sung continuously around the world for an entire 24 hour period.
Those who would like to join in the singing are asked to meet at the park at 10:45am for a brief rehearsal of the simple song, which was composed by Montessorian Shelley Murley. If you would like to hear the song, you may visit her website at www.shelleymurley.com.
A preview of the event will be held at DerryFest on September 19th during Judy Pancoast’s concert. Pancoast is an internationally acclaimed children’s singer and songwriter who is well-known to the children and families of New Hampshire. Since 1996 she has toured in 49 US states and abroad and released four popular CDs for children. Her fifth CD, “Weird Things are Everywhere” will be released in early November. Her concert at DerryFest will begin at 1:30 and will feature children from Derry Montessori school as special guest artists.
Children are also invited to stop by the Derry Montessori booth at the festival to share their ideas about the meaning of peace. Their comments will be videotaped for a special to be shown on Derry Community Television.