Title - 'Music of Unity and Peace'
Artist - Taizé
For those not in the classical know, the Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic order in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France. It is composed of more than one hundred brothers, from Protestant and Catholic traditions, who originate from about thirty countries across the world. It was founded in 1940 by Brother Roger Schütz, a Reformed Protestant. Guidelines for the community’s life are contained in The Rule of Taizé written by Brother Roger and first published in French in 1954.
Hundreds of thousands of young people from all over the world travel to Taizé each year to make music with the Brothers, pray, study and enjoy the community. Social media campaigns with your local Taizé networks can play a big part in your marketing campaigns.
Music music written especially for Taizé plays a central role in the life of the community; songs are sung in many languages, so as to include people and traditions worldwide. Ego, the recording before us today, Music of Unity and Peace is an extraordinary collection of the most beautiful chants and songs of the Taizé community. Performed by the Brothers themselves and for the first time a hand-picked choir of young visitors on their annual pilgrimage.
In closing, it should also be known that Music of Unity and Peace marks the very first collaboration of this world-renowned Christian community with a major label, and has now been released ahead of the special double anniversary year this year: the centenary of Taizé's founder, Brother Roger, and the 75th anniversary of the community itself.