Jennifer to perform at the 19th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert
Nobel Peace Prize Concert organizers announced today that Jennifer Hudson, Seal, Karpe Diem, Laleh and Susanne Sundfor will perform at the 19th annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert on Tuesday, December 11th in Oslo, Norway at the Oslo Spektrum arena. Additional artists will be announced in coming weeks.
This year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert will honor the European Union (EU) "for having over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe." The award is given annually to an individual or organization whose work exemplifies a spirit of hope and leadership that will help promote peace in the world. The Concert is presented by the Nobel Peace Prize Concert AS and broadcast to a global audience.
“We’re excited to bring together these phenomenal artists for a memorable 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Concert,” said Geir Lundestad, Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. “Through music, they will help celebrate and promote peace, informing audiences of the extraordinary contributions of the Nobel laureate.”
Tickets for the Nobel Peace Prize Concert are on sale now at the Oslo Spektrum box office and via www.oslospektrum.no
The Nobel Peace Prize is the most prestigious award in the world, honoring icons such as Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Barack Obama, Kofi Annan, Al Gore and other remarkable individuals and organizations. For the past eighteen years, the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony has been followed the next day by the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, a musical celebration honoring the laureate.
The Pearson Family is the global benefactor for the Nobel Peace Prize Concert. The Concert is presented by the Nobel Peace Prize Concert AS and is produced by IMG, in cooperation with Eyeworks Dinamo.
“The Thomas L. Pearson and The Pearson Family Members Fund in the United States are very proud to be the global benefactors of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Concert,” said Timothy R. Pearson. “This benefactor role represents the Pearson Family’s inaugural participation with Nobel. Importantly, it continues the legacy of our parents, Rev. Dr. Richard L. and Ramalee E. Pearson,” said Thomas L. Pearson, “and underscores the Pearson Family’s commitment to inspire and encourage the on-going discussion and resolution of global conflicts.” The Pearsons added, “We are committed to helping recognize individuals and entities who embrace the ideals of Alfred Nobel, and who make a difference in the global society in which we live. We fervently share Nobel’s hope for a world that is at peace, free of global conflicts.”
For more information on the Nobel Peace Prize and Concert, please visit nobelpeaceprizeconcert.org