All You Need Is Love
The Omagh Community Youth Choir recently Joined forces with Playing For Change and Mark Johnson to be a part of a global initiative by the Starbucks Red campaign. Their goal was to highlight the highlight the problems of Aids in Africa and to raise much needed money for the Global Fund. The Starbucks & (RED)TM Holiday CD "All You Need Is Love" features exclusive songs from artists like Playing for Change, U2, Dave Matthews Band and John Legend. The OCYC recorded the backing vocals on the Playing For Change version of the Beatles classic track, 'All You Need Is Love' which combined over 40 musicians from all over the world. Just spend $15 at participating U.S. and Canada Starbucks stores and its yours. For every copy they give away, they'll contribute $1 US to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.
Auditions for 2009/2010 choir.
Are you interested in singing, meeting new people and having an opportunity to travel with a top class choir???
If so the Omagh Community Youth Choir is for you!!!
The choir will hold auditions for new members, male and female, in the Music Department of Omagh Academy on Wednesday the 7th Oct 09 from 3.30 pm. Potential candidates are asked to prepare a short piece of music, in whatever style they choose, for assessment of vocal capability. Auditions are open to students from the Omagh area secondary level schools, who are year 12 and above.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Playing for Change on PBS throughout August 09!
A 57 minute version of the feature length documentary film, "Playing For Change: Peace Through Music," is going to air nationally on PBS throughout August-- click here for the schedule! Over the course of this film, you will not only have the chance to see and hear new amazing performances from around the world, but you will also get to meet the musicians who make them so special.
Additional screenings are being scheduled by PBS daily, so for the most up to date listing check with your local station. This schedule is current as of July 30th to right now.
Peace Through Music Concert - Strule Arts Centre
26th August 2009
The Omagh Community Youth Choir continues to promote its message of Peace through Music and brings their show of music and song to Strule Arts Centre.
Since the choir's inception, they have gone on to receive international acclaim and have had their music reach out to people all over the world. They continue a busy schedule of rehearsals, performances, and recordings in an attempt to open hearts and minds across the globe. Their work has been eclectic and diverse with performances with the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Eileen Eivers, Tinariwen and the Celtic Tenors. They recently appeared on the International Hit Album, Playing for Change, Songs around the World, which debuted at No.10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts in the US. A movie documentary accompanying the project is to be released worldwide in Sept 09 and tells the story of musicians all over the world who contribute their music giving voice to an extraordinary effort to inspire peace through music and to connect diverse musicians worldwide.
The Choir will be under the inspired Musical Direction of Daryl Simpson and will be performing a spread of Pop, Ballads, Gospel, Irish and Music Theatre in a show which is sure to send you away with the 'Feel Good Factor'. Having just debuted and headlined with Playing for Change at the World famous Glastonbury Festival 09, book early to avoid disappointment!!!! This is one show you don't want to miss.....
This concert is supported by the 'Awards For All'.
'Some of the magical moments include Northern Ireland`s Omagh Community Youth Choir singing "Love Rescue Me," written by U2 and Bob Dylan'
Reuters News Group
A journey of 100 musicians across the globe to promote world peace.
Further proving that music is the universal language, more than 100 musicians across the planet are entwining talents to promote world peace. Playing for Change – Songs Around the World, a 10-tune CD/ seven-track DVD, captures mixes of known artists and street musicians from locales as far-flung as Nepal, the Himalayas and the Palestinian territories. Grammy-winning engineer Mark Johnson spent 10 years seeking and sequencing montages, including footage of the late Bob Marley on his War/No More Trouble updated with U2’s Bono and players from the Congo, Israel, India, Ireland, South Africa, the USA, Zimbabwe and Ghana. A Video of Stand By Me, includes musicians from the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Venezuela, France and Brazil has drawn 7 million YouTube viewers (also at www.playingforchange.com). Others tackle Marley’s One Love, U2/Bob Dylan’s Love Rescue Me, Peter Gabriel’s Biko and Tracy Chapman’s Talkin’ Bout a Revolution.
The Omagh Community Youth Choir were asked to participate in this incredible project and found themselves recording in Pushkin House with the Playing for Change team in early January 2009. They added their voices to Biko, War\No more trouble and had the privilege of having Love Rescue Me featured as their solo piece on the album.
The album has since been released in the US and entered the Billboard Top 200 at an amazing No. 10. The choir are now scheduled to make their Glastonbury debut in June 09 as part of the PFC headline spot on the Jazz/World stage. A movie documenting the project will be airing across the world towards the end of 09 and is sure to be a hit on the International Film Festival Circuit.