The new community oratorio by Glenda Cloughley, with musical direction by Johanna McBride
Celebrating the centenary of the International Congress of Women, The Hague, 28 April–1 May 1915 when over 1200 women from warring and neutral nations gathered to discuss how to end the First World War and create conditions for a sustainable peace. For a taste see the YouTube of We Women.
“Peace is not merely an absence of war. Peace is the nurture of human life.”
Jane Addams, President of the 1915 International Congress of Women
The festival will include broadcasts from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Centenary Conference in The Hague 28 April – 2 May 2015
A community oratorio giving a fresh, life-enhancing perspective to First World War commemorations, performed by A Chorus of Women with Arawang Primary School choir and soloists, including Louise Page and Christina Wilson
Stories from 1915 with Glenda Cloughley
Original songs by Canberra composers; direction Judith Clingan AM With Canberra Children’s Choir, direction Greta Claringbould
A facilitated conversation about the legacy of the 1915 congress especially in relation to current global issues
Program of activities on the theme Women’s Power to Stop War, with WILPF, Diana Abdel-Rahman and others
Themes from the 1915 congress: ‘then and now’ with Glenda Cloughley
Recent Canberra compositions sung by a local ensemble, direction Judith Clingan AM
A facilitated conversation about the links between peace and environmental issues including climate change, with Kate Rigby (convenor), Will Steffen, Stephen Pickard and others
Hughes Community Choir, direction Tim Brevitt
Storytelling for children, Writers for Peace, schools presentations, displays (including WILPF centenary, PeaceKnits and Quakers)
See a chorus of women website for full program.
Food and beverages for purchase
See a chorus of women website for tickets and pricing information.