Only a few weeks ago the sound of a powerful peace mantra filled the Pelgrimvaderskerk during the performance of Sacred Songs Rotterdam. The choir and singers of this 15th edition of Sacred Songs presented repertoire about Freedom and Peace. Under the artistic direction of Monica Akihary the various spiritual traditions and cultures came together in one beautiful musical event.
Khorshid Dadbeh, Gerard van der Zijden & Cantorij Delfshaven, Madhu Singh, Wendy Teixeira, Emine Tokail & Mevlüt Akgüngör and Cici Isenia & Choir touched the audience’s hearts with their enchanting music and songs, their strong authenticity, and their amazing performances. In the final chord, all vocalists, instrumentalists plus the audience joined Madhu Singh while performing the age-old mantra for peace ‘Sarveshaam’. A magical experience and wonderful feeling of togetherness and connection!
Our photographer Wineke van Muiswinkel captured all precious moments and we are happy to share her beautiful photo’s with you. We hope they will bring some light in these dark times.
A big thanks to our partners Podium Grounds, Codarts, Pelgrimvaderskerk, Open Rotterdam, Geloven in Spangen, Heilige Huisjes festival, Citykerk het Steiger, St. Mary’s Church and others. And to our funders and sponsors Pilgrim Harbour, Rotterdam municipality, Van Leeuwen Van Lignac foundation, Deltaport Donation fund, and Rotterdam Rotary Club.