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Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in General News

Holiday concert by the Singing Ambassadors

Slight Correction: Salvation Army is 221 EAST 52nd Street

Ambassadors CD


The NGO DPI Executive Committee,

in collaboration with Friendship Ambassadors Foundation

invites you to a Very Special Holiday Networking Event: 

The 5 “Ambassadors Sing for Peace”

Thursday, 5 December 2013          5:00-7:00 pm

Salvation Army Auditorium

221 East 52nd Street bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave. New York, NY
Suggested Donation: $10 per person
Please RSVP at:

Come hear and meet five sitting Permanent Representatives, singing for peace and enjoying every minute of it!  Their new CD contains songs promoting world peace, hope and togetherness for the troubled times we live in today. This unique diplomatic and artistic endeavor harnesses the universal language of music to cultivate thoughts of peace in our time.

NOTE: Opening Reception: 5 – 6 PM
Concert and Meet The Artists Q&A: 6 – 7 PM

The Singing Ambassadors featured at our special event are: 

H.E. Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski, 

Permanent Representative of Canada to the U.N. 

H.E. Ambassador Antonio Monteiro Lima, 

Permanent Representative of Cape Verde to the U.N. 

H.E. Ambassador Eduardo Ulibarri, 

Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the U.N. 

H.E. Ambassador Marlene Moses, 

Permanent Representative of Nauru to the U.N. 

H.E. Ambassador Simona Miculescu, 

Permanent Representative of Romania to the U.N. 


A full house and standing ovations – that was how the United Nations diplomats and staff welcomed the initiative of five Ambassadors to the United Nations on 10 September, at the official launch of this very entertaining musical project for peace. Under the music direction of Emmy Award-winning composer, arranger and choral conductor Gary Fry, the 5 Singing Ambassadors stepped out of their usual roles and utilized the soft power of  music to promote peace. Friendship Ambassadors Foundation sponsored the project as part of its 40th anniversary celebration; it also commissioned one new song for the album. The album was produced in partnership with the Gary Fry/High Touch Music, the SAE Institute of Technology New York, and the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations.

That private, diplomatic gathering is now offered to the entire NGO Community, for all NGO DPI Associates and their guests.  For the first time in a public setting, audiences will hear and meet these very talented and committed diplomats – in support of NGO DPI.  Come and join our networking, holiday event on 5 December at the Salvation Army, 221 West 52nd Street between 2nd & 3rd Ave. New York, NY.

We wanted to speak about peace in a way other than our speeches, which some people say are a little boring,” said H.E. Ambassador Simona Miculescu, Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN. “This is a beautiful synergy between diplomacy and music, and we’re very happy that we created this synergy. In troubled times like this, I think absolutely every kind of peace message has to go out. I hope when listening to this CD people will be aware of the fact that peace starts with each of us,” the Ambassador added.


We invite you to hear their latest interview, by Scott Simon on NPR’s Weekend Edition


The CD will be available for sale by UN Bookstore staff during the pre-concert reception and following their concert and comments at the end of the evening.

We hope to see you all there on 5 December at 5 PM!
Don’t forget to RSVP, at: