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Inter-Communal Children’s Choir

Call for Applications

(Open to young children aged 6 to 12 years old)

Start date: October 2017 – End date: June 2018


The Association for Historical Dialogue and Research, the Home for Cooperation, Cyprus Turkish Teachers’ Trade Union (KTOS) and Proodeftiki Primary and Pre-Primary Teachers’ Movement announce the establishment of the Inter-communal Children’s Choir (ICC) believing that, along the political efforts for the re-unification of our divided homeland, there is a need for parallel peace initiatives by key organizations, groups and citizens for the promotion of a Culture of Peace.

The idea of an ICC is based both on the powerful and positive influence of the Bi-communal Choir for Peace in Cyprus, but also on the initiative’s firm belief that we need to invest more time and energy in engaging the children in the construction of a Culture of Peace in Cyprus. We believe that watching and listening children of various communities in Cyprus sing together songs of love, peace and friendship in several languages will constitute a very powerful message of peaceful coexistence.

The project will be launched in October 2017 and the initial number of choir members will be up to 20 children from all communities residing in Cyprus aged 6-12 years old. The Choir will be having rehearsals once a week from October 2017 to June 2018. Before the launch of the choir’s rehearsals, the conductors – who have extensive experience in teaching music to children – will facilitate and help, with various games and exercises, the children to get to know each other and develop basic trust, both among themselves and towards the conductors.

The rehearsals will be taking place at the Home of Cooperation, a suitable and easily accessible place for both sides every Wednesday between 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. The first day of the rehearsals will be the 18th of October.

The conductors of the Choir will be Lena Melanidou and Imge Arabi.

Please have in mind that the Choir’s operations will close with an event at the Home for Cooperation at the end of the school year.

Fill in the application form in English, Turkish or Greek and send it to [email protected] (for English and Greek) and [email protected] (for Turkish).

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