70 years – 70 choirs sing human rights 2018

70 choirs sing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at 70 venues in 70 concerts world wide in 2018 because the UDHR celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2018. The UDHR describes the fundamental rights and freedoms to which all human beings are entitled.

Choirs and orchestra will perform colourful and diverse interpretations of the UDHR, for example the right to life (art. 3), the right to rest and leisure (art. 24) or the duties (art. 29). Each singer enunciates human rights with their own voice thus internalizing and embracing them. Eventually human rights belong to everyone and they are inalienable.

The anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an appropriate occasion to focus on human rights. Performed as a full-length piece of music, choirs and orchestras bring human rights right into society. Instead of performing for example the Requiem by Verdi or “Carmina Burana” the participating choirs decide to perform human rights thus acknowledging the fundamental importance of the UDHR. Furthermore the participating choirs network with one another hence living international understanding by means of music.

Choirs wanted!

Your choir may be one of the 70 choirs premiering this exceptional musical work. Get involved and lift up your voice for human rights.
More information for interested choirs.

That’s what it sounds like

Here you listen to a setting for mixed choir with piano and percussion – excerpts from articles 13, 21, 28, 7, 24, 12, 6 und 30.

From mid 2016 on Axel Chr. Schullz will compose the setting for choir and orchestra. This will only be available for participating choirs.
More about the music.

Initiator and Composer

Axel Christian Schullz is a German choir conductor, composer and music teacher. In 2009 he had the idea to set the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to music. He would like to inspire people with this musical human rights education idea 70 years – 70 choirs sing human rights 2018.
More about Axel Chr. Schullz.