September 21 is the United Nations International Day of Peace. In an effort to create awareness and to promote peace across our world, members of the Nairobi Chamber Choir along with 300 high school aged students will join together in singing a song called “Ukuthula;” a word that means “peace.” Their performance will be livestreamed from Nairobi, Kenya with the hope that people from all over the world will join in singing this song together. There are many people involved in this project across our state, our country and around the world. At 12:30 p.m. in Wattenbarger Auditorium the livestream of this performance will be broadcast and singers from The Tennessee Tech University Chorale, the TTU Concert Choir, the Cookeville Mastersingers, as well as anyone from our community and campus will join the Nairobi Chamber choir in singing this piece together.
“I understand that this event takes place in the middle of academic classes and I do not want to disrupt your scheduled activities, however if you are available, I would ask you to consider participating in this event,” said Craig Zamer, director of choral activities. Participation on the 21st would take from approximately 12:20 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. There will be a short rehearsal for anyone who wants to learn “Ukuthula” on Monday, September 19 from 7:00-7:30 p.m. in Wattenbarger Auditorium.