Project Overview

 

“an important and indeed vital project" … "Choral Tales could make a major difference as we strive toward a world we could leave in good conscience to our children, and to the children who will follow."

~ Dr. Ervin Laszlo, twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Painting, "Namaste," by Heidi Bradbury, representing four stories of the Choral Tales project - from Tanzania, Scotland, China, and Mexico. The artist was inspired to combine animals from the four tales into a single mandala form.

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~ a path toward healing, unity and peace ~

Through the arts, the Choral Tales Project aspires to help dissolve prejudices and promote unity. The project was founded by Ludwig Tuman, who serves as its artistic director and composer. 

Using original choral music and dance, the Choral Tales Project tells inspiring folk tales from cultures around the world. Both light-hearted and serious, the selected stories are gems which speak in the authentic voice of the world's peoples and draw on a timeless body of wisdom.

Each story has its own theme, such as compassion, generosity, human rights, equality of women and men, kindness to animals, and living in harmony with nature.

Each story also represents one of the many cultures in the world. Taken together, the works of the Choral Tales Project illustrate humanity’s common aspirations, and foster an appreciation both for cultural diversity and for the oneness of humankind.

The project records the tales as videos, in which each tale is acted out in dance while the choir tells the story through song. The videos are promoted to the general public, to community choirs, and to the music and dance departments of colleges and universities in the US and abroad. The first three productions are based on tales from Scotland, China, and Tanzania. Many more are planned, resulting eventually in a colorful cross section of humanity.

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 The Choral Tales Project is recorded by the Chamber Choir of California State University, Long Beach, directed by Dr. Jonathan Talberg. The choir is shown here in an international competition in Wales, where they won the Choir of the World Award.

The Choral Tales Project is recorded by the Chamber Choir of California State University, Long Beach, directed by Dr. Jonathan Talberg. The choir is shown here in an international competition in Wales, where they won the Choir of the World Award.

© Ludwig Tuman 2018