On May 5, 2013, I recorded a service/concert sponsored by the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge. The event was aimed at raising awareness and spurring action to address the problem of violence in Greater Baton Rouge.
Featured at the event was the premiere of a new composition by composer Robert Kyr entitled Waging Peace. The performance was held at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Baton Rouge and involved an interfaith choir, narrators, and instrumentalists from over twenty different congregations in the Baton Rouge area.
The powerful text for this new work was derived from the words of actual victims of violence in Baton Rouge: primarily those who have lost family and/or friends. Additional information about the Waging Peace Initiative can be found at the website of the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge. There you can find the complete text for Waging Peace, more information about the composer, and an order form for the CD. It’s well worth a look.