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"Peace For All Time" – a work for chorus, soloists and instrumentalists

Click here for all the words sung in "Peace for All Time".

Composed by Sharon Abreu between February and June of 2023, this piece sets to music much of President John F. Kennedy's "peace speech" delivered at American University on June 10, 1963.

premiere performance

Click above for excerpts from the June 8, 2023, premiere performance at Emmanuel Church Parish Hall.

Full performance of "Peace For All Time"

World Beyond War's 24-hour International PeaceWave, July 9, 2023

(World Beyond War)

Talk World Radio: Kennedy's Peace Speech Set to Music, August 1, 2023

"Beautiful. I love this!!! So inspiring! I’d love to see churches all over the country singing this."
 --Marie J.

"It was a thrill and an honor to be in the overflow audience and participate in one of the longest standing ovations ever!"
 --Paula R.

More praise for "Peace For All Time"

JFK Peace Speech Committee event, June 10, 2023
Above left: Marty Schotz, chair of the JFK Peace Speech Committee
Above right: Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University

Click above to watch the June 10, 2023, event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the peace speech, organized by the JFK Peace Speech Committee and concluding with excerpts from the premiere performance of "Peace For All Time".

JFK Peace Speech

Click above to view JFK, delivering his commencement address at American University in DC, on June 10, 1963.

Click here for the transcript.