U.N. SRC Singers

U.N. SRC Singers This is the official page of the choir of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council, based at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Welcome to the musical world of the United Nations Singers, the choir of the U.N. Staff Recreational Council www.unsingers.org Rehearsal Information Rehearsals are usually on Tuesday evenings, 18:00-20:30, in Conference Room B, C, D or E, inside the Conference Building of UN Headquarters. The United Nations Singers are a recreational choir formed in 1947 under the UN Staff Recreation Council to spread the message of harmony and understanding through music. As a microcosm of the world, the group is composed largely of present and former staff of the UN and its agencies and permanent missions. The Singers come from nearly 30 countries. They rehearse in their leisure time, outside office hours, but are usually granted official leave for concert tours. With a repertoire of folk songs and choral music sung mostly a cappella in some 50 languages and wearing colorful national costumes, the choir has given many concerts at the UN itself and also in churches and concert halls in the New York area. In addition, the choir is frequently called upon to perform at festivals and other commemorative events. The Singers are not funded by the United Nations and do not represent the UN in any official capacity. Acting as unofficial goodwill ambassadors, the UN Singers have travelled widely: they have performed in the United States and Canada, South America, the Caribbean, Europe (Spain, Switzerland, Germany to name a few) and Asia (China, Philippines, Japan and South Korea). They have taken part four times in the international Harmonie Festival in Lindenholtzhausen, near Limburg, Germany, until 2011. In 2008, the Singers participated in two music festivals in Spain. In 2012 they were invited to Japan for the fourth time, and are returning there in August 2015. In 2010, the Singers travelled to China for the first time: they performed in Beijing and in the United Nations Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010; they will be there again in September 2015. In May 2012, the group was invited back to Japan for the fifth time, giving concerts in Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa with proceeds to benefit the 2011 earthquake/tsunami survivors. The conductor and music director is Mr. Guillermo Vaisman from Argentina. He joined the UN Singers in 2004.

Mission: Wherever they perform, the UN Singers strive to inspire audiences by sharing beautiful traditional songs from all corners of the world, including many songs that one might not otherwise hear. Through music they convey a message of tolerance and a celebration of other cultures and religions. They are a small-scale example of what international cooperation and negotiation can accomplish.

FYI, tonight's "rehearsal" is the annual meeting for current members to discuss business with the executive committee. S...
03/26/2019

FYI, tonight's "rehearsal" is the annual meeting for current members to discuss business with the executive committee. See you next week 4/2/19 for more #TuesdayTunes!

Come check us out at UNHQ-NY tomorrow 8 Feb 6pm in "Art for Peace."
02/07/2019

Come check us out at UNHQ-NY tomorrow 8 Feb 6pm in "Art for Peace."

You are invited to join us! Rehearsals start again next week January 15th. #NewYearNewVoice #Sing4Peace #UNSingers
01/08/2019

You are invited to join us! Rehearsals start again next week January 15th. #NewYearNewVoice #Sing4Peace #UNSingers

U.N. SRC Singers
01/08/2019

U.N. SRC Singers

The Chamber group prepared a special "lullabye" especially for you during last night's dress rehearsal. Tickets will be ...
12/14/2018

The Chamber group prepared a special "lullabye" especially for you during last night's dress rehearsal. Tickets will be available at the door for tonight's Holiday Concert....see you soon!

U.N. SRC Singers
12/07/2018

U.N. SRC Singers

11/21/2018
Come see us at @carnegiehall 27.11.2018 #unitednations #singers #unsingers #peaceconcert #choralconcert
11/21/2018

Come see us at @carnegiehall 27.11.2018 #unitednations #singers #unsingers #peaceconcert #choralconcert

11/21/2018
UN Singers return to Carnegie Hall next Tuesday, 27 November!
11/20/2018

UN Singers return to Carnegie Hall next Tuesday, 27 November!

UN Singers Peace Concert | Nov 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM
11/19/2018
UN Singers Peace Concert | Nov 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM

UN Singers Peace Concert | Nov 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM

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Maestro just included new (Sure on this Shining Night) and old (Winter Wonderland) music for rehearsal in preparation fo...
10/30/2018

Maestro just included new (Sure on this Shining Night) and old (Winter Wonderland) music for rehearsal in preparation for our annual Holiday Concert Friday, 14 December 2018 #TuesdayTunes #HolidayConcert #SingForPeace

68 ANIVERSARIO DE LA IGLESIA DE SION y en el Mes de la Hispanidad, el Coro de Naciones Unidas le canta a Latinoamerica. ...
10/17/2018

68 ANIVERSARIO DE LA IGLESIA DE SION y en el Mes de la Hispanidad, el Coro de Naciones Unidas le canta a Latinoamerica. Sabado 20 de Octubre 2018. Doors, 6pm - Concierto, 7pm. Reservas tel (646) 438-2644 o al (646) 244-5404 Lugar: Iglesia de Sion - Saint Peter's Church - New York 619 Lexington Ave, NYC

Concert in the UN GA Lobby - June 2018
10/16/2018

Concert in the UN GA Lobby - June 2018

UNSRC Singers entertain UN visitors

The UN Staff Recreation Council Singers entertained UN visitors this week with a medley of entertaining songs in the Visitors Lobby.

The U.N. SRC Singers have traveled the world as singing ambassadors of the United Nations and regularly hold concerts singing international songs.

#VisitUN

UN Singers are honoured to sing with Inspire and the UN symphony Orchestra Mozart‘s Requiem at UN Secretariat next mon...
10/15/2018

UN Singers are honoured to sing with Inspire and the UN symphony Orchestra Mozart‘s Requiem at UN Secretariat next month.

Inspire is excited to announce our upcoming concert at United Nations Headquarters in New York City on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War.

We are honoured to have been invited by the UN Orchestra and UN Singers to join them in performing Mozart's timeless Requiem.

The event is generously hosted by the Mountbatten Institute, and co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of United Kingdom, Germany, India, and Argentina, and Permanent Observer Missions of the Holy See and of the Sovereign Order of Malta.

With guests Limburger Domsingknaben #limburgerdomsingknaben #allboyschoir from Limburg where we were hosted at the last ...
10/08/2018

With guests Limburger Domsingknaben #limburgerdomsingknaben #allboyschoir from Limburg where we were hosted at the last @harmonie_festival in 2017 #unitednations #singers #choir #chorale #choral

#peacebell happy international day of #peace #singing #chorale #choir  @ United Nations
09/23/2018

#peacebell happy international day of #peace #singing #chorale #choir @ United Nations

09/12/2018
Learned new song "Bei Jia Er Hu Pan" (The Bakal Lake) during last night's rehearsal. Thank you, Micky, for serving as ou...
08/01/2018

Learned new song "Bei Jia Er Hu Pan" (The Bakal Lake) during last night's rehearsal. Thank you, Micky, for serving as our Chinese pronunciation guide.

Thank you for watching our #summerconcert #choralconcert #unitednations #singers #choir #chorale #choirlife  @ Saint Pet...
07/03/2018

Thank you for watching our #summerconcert #choralconcert #unitednations #singers #choir #chorale #choirlife @ Saint Peter's Church

The programs are ready and the voice is warmed up. See you at Saint Peters Church.
06/29/2018

The programs are ready and the voice is warmed up. See you at Saint Peters Church.

U.N. SRC Singers
06/29/2018

U.N. SRC Singers

06/27/2018
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Grateful that New York News 1 listing our Friday, 29 June Summer Concert in their community calendar as well. It's a family affair - kids under 12 are free!

You are invited to join the United Nations Staff Recreation Council Singers to celebrate traditional songs in the modern Saint Peter's Church on Lexington Ave. On its 71st year, the Singers continue to perform folk songs from all over the world in their original languages while wearing national cost...

We just delivered Summer Concert flyers to Saint Peter's Church. They currently have an exciting art exhibit by Andres C...
06/19/2018

We just delivered Summer Concert flyers to Saint Peter's Church. They currently have an exciting art exhibit by Andres Chaparro. And now time for rehearsal - conference room D #TuesdayTunes

Post-performance photo pose
06/13/2018

Post-performance photo pose

Memorable Carnegie Hall Performance
06/13/2018

Memorable Carnegie Hall Performance

06/13/2018
About last night... A Carnegie Hall performance...
06/09/2018

About last night... A Carnegie Hall performance...

Two-for-one. Get your summer concert tickets to get a complimentary ticket for the Carnegie Hall performance. First 100 ...
06/02/2018

Two-for-one. Get your summer concert tickets to get a complimentary ticket for the Carnegie Hall performance. First 100 buyers only! https://bpt.me/event/3447612#unitednations #unsingers #choir #chorale #choral #music #folksongs #carnegiehall

Watch our Summer Concert 06.29 and get complimentary tickets to our Carnegie Hall performance 06.08 first 100 buyers htt...
05/30/2018

Watch our Summer Concert 06.29 and get complimentary tickets to our Carnegie Hall performance 06.08 first 100 buyers https://bpt.me/event/3447612 #unsingers #summerconcert #carnegiehall #choir #chorale #singers #sing @ United Nations

UN Singers Summer Concert (with Carnegie Hall complimentary tickets on June 8, 2018 for first 100 summer show ticket-hol...
05/29/2018

UN Singers Summer Concert (with Carnegie Hall complimentary tickets on June 8, 2018 for first 100 summer show ticket-holders)
Friday June 29, 2018 at 7:30pm
Saint Peter's Church
619 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

05/23/2018

#tuesdaytune #video #juhuatai #chinesesong for #carnegiehall #choralconcert

We will miss you Anna @dzhenkova We ❤️ you very much. Wishing you all the best! Please come back. You have a beautif...
05/16/2018

We will miss you Anna @dzhenkova We ❤️ you very much. Wishing you all the best! Please come back. You have a beautiful #Alto #voice Cheers #chorister ! 🎹🎼🎶

05/15/2018
#tuesdaytunes gearing for #carnegiehall June 8 and #summerconcert June 29 2-in-1 ticket see both for the price of one
05/02/2018

#tuesdaytunes gearing for #carnegiehall June 8 and #summerconcert June 29 2-in-1 ticket see both for the price of one

04/25/2018

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. UN Singers are headed to Carnegie Hall 8 June 2018...more details to follow.

Roppongi Male Chorus Zig-Zag at Carnegie Hall
04/18/2018

Roppongi Male Chorus Zig-Zag at Carnegie Hall

UN Singers

Founded in 1947 under the egis of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council, the UN Singers comprise present and former staff of the UN, affiliated organizations and national delegations.

The choir aims to spread the message of harmony and understanding among people of different cultures through the universal language of music. Forming a microcosm of the world, the Singers come from many different countries. They rehearse in their leisure time, outside office hours, but are usually granted official leave for concert tours.

With a repertoire of folk songs and choral music sung in some 50 languages and wearing national costumes, the Singers are often called upon to perform in ceremonies at the UN and in other commemorative events. Acting as unofficial UN ''goodwill ambassadors'', the choir has performed in many countries around the world.

In 2012 they performed in Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa Japan and in 2014 they travelled to the Philippines on a concert tour in the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan. In 2015, the Singers was invited to perform in Beijing, China to mark the 70th Anniversary of the end of the WWII and the founder of the United Nations. In 2017, the Singers travelled to the South Korea for the first time, performed at the Korean Demilitarized Zone and spread the hope of peace amid rising regional tensions.

#tuesdaytunes #unsingers 1 bass 2, & altos open for #auditions #bass2 #alto #altos #mezzosoprano
04/11/2018

#tuesdaytunes #unsingers 1 bass 2, & altos open for #auditions #bass2 #alto #altos #mezzosoprano

Korea 2017
03/17/2018

Korea 2017

Japan 2017
03/17/2018

Japan 2017

Welcome newly elected President @Said Maalouf welcome speech
03/14/2018

Welcome newly elected President @Said Maalouf welcome speech

Rehearsal
03/14/2018

Rehearsal

03/08/2018

Altos and Bass 2 auditions are open for UN Staff. Please send us a message.

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United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY
10017

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