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Once in a Lifetime

07 Jun 2020 – 09 Jun 2020, Amsterdam


“Once in a lifetime”

is a concert experience, never to forget.

Sir Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man – a Mass for Peace

7 to 9 June 2020, Amsterdam


You are invited to celebrate the beginning of peace and the end of WW II, 75 years ago, together with 500 singers from all over the world with a professional symphony orchestra in the iconic Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

The theme of this unique celebration is:

“War divides, Music connects”

We will perform “The Armed Man – a Mass for Peace” by Sir Karl Jenkins, along with the impressive accompanying film.

So let’s celebrate the end of World War II, the beginning of peace 75 years ago, connecting people through music and visit Amsterdam with a purpose!

You can be in the world famous acoustic, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, singing Carl Jenkins’ ‘The Armed Man’

Once in a lifetime experience offers the opportunity to sing with a professional orchestra in the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 9 June 2020, including rehearsal times at suitable locations prior to the concert.

Participation in this concert costs US$ 500 per person (1 morning rehearsal, 1 afternoon rehearsal, dress rehearsal and the concert).

An “orientation pack” will be sent out to participants with helpful tips for accommodation and sightseeing on receipt of the participation fee.

Not included: travel to/from Amsterdam, accommodations, meals or other expenses.


ONCE IN A LIFETIME” will be raising funds to support the important work of ‘WAR CHILD’, the charity established to help children cope with their experiences of war using the power of music.

In fact, 100% of the ticket sales are for War Child.


More info and pre-registration on www.onceinalifetime.amsterdam







Country Name
The Netherlands
Activities offered in the event
Non-competitive choral Festival
Activities for
Choirs, Individual singers
Type of ensembles
Mixed adult choirs, Male choirs, Female choirs, Childrens and youth Choirs
Email for the event
Application Deadline:
15 December 2019