Schiller Institute Conference: Oasis Plan for Peace in SW Asia

The International Schiller Institute with host a full-day online conference on Saturday, April 13th, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm.
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We urgently need an inspiring vision of a future in which the Israelis and Palestinians can live side by side.

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Schiller Chorus Wins Humanitarian & Fine Arts Award

On Friday, October 20, 2023, the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus received the Motif Awards Fine Arts Medal for Humanitarianism and Excellence in the Arts. 

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Schiller Institute Initiative: Revive Classical Principles of Art now!

The International Schiller Institute has issued a petition for artists to establish Friedrich Schiller's poem, "The Artist" as the "Standard for Overturning the Cultural Breakdown that Obstructs Peace and Drives Mankind to Global Nuclear War."

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Reginald Bouknight, tenor 1959 - 2021

Reginald Bouknight, a long-time friend and collaborator of the Schiller Institute, passed away on July 26, 2021. Wherever he sang with us, in Virginia, in Boston, in NYC, and other places, he brought a happy and moving spirit to the room. 

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Eugene Thamon Simpson, Dr. of Music, biographer of Hall Johnson, dies at 89

Eugene Thamon Simpson was a master musician, choral director, composer and arranger of Spirituals, and biographer of Hall Johnson. He was a personal friend and advisor of the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus and its founder, Diane Sare.

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Louis Farrakhan thanks Sylvia Olden Lee, Elvira Green, plays Bach & Beethoven on His 88th Birthday

On his 88th birthday, May 11, 2021, Minister Farrakhan released for the first time his 2002 performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto.

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Schiller Institute Conference: The World at a Crossroad

The World at a Crossroad

March 20-21 Online Conference

The Schiller Institute is gathering leading spokesmen from the United States, Russia, China, Africa, Europe, and the Americas for a dialogue on how to meet the existential crisis facing mankind with the idea of “peace through development.” Lyndon LaRouche fostered this approach, with the idea of always "looking ahead to the next fifty years." With that method, we can consider what is required to create the necessary revolution in human affairs to both meet these crises together as a human race, and to unleash the creative potential of mankind to create a world worthy of the dignity of man, now and in the future.  

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Facebook cancels ad for Robert Burns Celebration event

After an effective two day run, Facebook cancelled the ad of the Schiller Institute Chorus for its upcoming January 24th Robert Burns Birthday Celebration event.

The evidently offending text read, "It would be difficult to find anyone in any culture who has not heard or sung the heart warming song Auld Lang Syne to bring in the New Year, 'for old times sake.' While many recognize that it is associated with the National Poet of Scotland, Robert Burns, fewer know the role that 'Rabbie' played historically during the time of the American Revolution. Join us for an evening of poetry, song & dialogue."

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Stages of Freedom Lectures, part 1 concludes with Schiller Chorus

On Friday, October 9, 2020 the Schiller Institute Chorus was honored to participate in an online program at the Providence Athenaeum in Rhode Island, founded in 1753, one of the oldest libraries in the Unites States. Dr. David Blight spoke about his Pulitzer Prize winning book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. The Schiller Choruses of Boston and NYC joined to close the program with a virtual performance of an Anthem entitled Listen to the Lambs, arranged by Nathaniel Dett.

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