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International Day of Peace

“May All Children” Livestream

in honor of the 2015 International Day of Peace
September 21, 2015

To celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Peace this year, Music Together is hosting a livestream of families with young children around the globe singing our song for peace, “May All Children.” Each group will sing live at 4:00 PM local time in their time zone, creating an ongoing live presentation of the song from many different cultures.

You can watch the stream from this page. It will be live for 22 hours, 12:00 AM to 10:00 PM Eastern Time. Join us in celebrating the power of music to spread the word about peace.


See who’s participating!

Families in more than thirty locations around the world will raise their voices for peace in the 4 PM hour their local time—including parents and children from New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bermuda, and across the United States! In the table below, check out the time that each location will join the livestream, in both their local time and in Eastern Daylight Time.

Center NameCountryTime ZoneTime on Livestream (Local Time)Time on Livestream (EDT)
Music Together New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand New Zealand Standard Time 4:00 PM 12:00 AM
The Rhythm Tree Melbourne, Australia Australian Eastern Standard Time 4:00 PM 2:00 AM
Music Together by the Sea Sydney, Australia Australian Eastern Standard Time 4:15 PM 2:15 AM
Blooming Tunes Darwin, Australia Australian Central Standard Time 4:00 PM 2:30 AM
Happy Beat Nagoya, Japan Japanese Standard Time 4:00 PM 3:00 AM
Azabu Music Together Tokyo, Japan Japanese Standard Time 4:30 PM 3:30 AM
Playful Music Together Tokyo, Japan Japanese Standard Time 4:30 PM 3:30 AM
Berry Music Together Tokyo, Japan Japanese Standard Time 4:30 PM 3:30 AM
ALBA Music Together Tokyo, Japan Japanese Standard Time 4:30 PM 3:30 AM
Music Together by Bunny Taipei, Taiwan China Standard Time 4:00 PM 4:00 AM
Music Together by the Great Leap Academy Manila, Philippines Philippine Time 4:15 PM 4:15 AM
South Dehli Music Together New Dehli, India Indian Standard Time 4:00 PM 6:30 AM
Whimsicality Doha, Qatar Arabia Standard Time 4:00 PM 9:00 AM
Music and Movement for Tots Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Arabia Standard Time 4:30 PM 9:30 AM
Binnybons Music Together Southport, England British Summer Time 4:00 PM 11:00 AM
Music Together of Wellesley and Needham Boston area, MA Eastern Daylight Time 4:00 PM 4:00 PM
While They're Little Long Island, NY Eastern Daylight Time 4:15 PM 4:15 PM
Music Together of Charlotte Charlotte, NC Eastern Daylight Time 4:30 PM 4:30 PM
Music Together Princeton Lab School Hopewell, NJ Eastern Daylight Time 4:45 PM 4:45 PM
Prelude Music Classes for Children Houston, TX Central Daylight Time 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Merry Music Makers Chicago, Illinois Central Daylight Time 4:15 PM 5:15 PM
Ensemble Music Minneapolis, MN Central Daylight Time 4:30 PM 5:30 PM
Imagination Place Salt Lake City, UT Mountain Daylight Time 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
Twinkle Together Denver, Colorado Mountain Daylight Time 4:15 PM 6:15 PM
Music Together of Phoenix Phoenix, Arizona Mountain Standard Time 4:00 PM 7:00 PM
West Side Music Together:
Harmony Expressive Arts
Vancouver BC, Canada Pacific Daylight Time 4:15 PM 7:15 PM
Joyful Jumping Music Together Carlsbad, CA Pacific Daylight Time 4:30 PM 7:30 PM
Musical Me Bay Area, CA Pacific Daylight Time 4:45 PM 7:45 PM
City Lights Music Together Las Vegas, Nevada Pacific Daylight Time 5:00 PM 8:00 PM
Ohana Music Together Honolulu, Hawaii Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time 4:00 PM 10:00 PM

Help #PeaceDay trend on Social Media!

What does peace mean to your family? Are you inspired to sing “May All Children” (or your other favorite song for peace) with your children? Share your photos, messages, or videos on Facebook using the hashtag #PeaceDay (and tag @MusicTogether!), or upload them below and we’ll share them on Facebook and on our YouTube channel.

About “May All Children”

“May All Children” was written by Kenneth K. Guilmartin, Founder/Artistic Director of Music Together, who composed the song in 1986 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of UNICEF. Its simple heartfelt wish is that all children—that everyone—should live in peace.

Listen to the song

"May All Children" Sticks Song Collection Version
"May All Children" Choral Arrangement (SATB)

"May All Children" Sheet Music

“May All Children” is available for groups wishing to perform it. In lieu of royalties, groups are asked to make a comparable donation to UNICEF. Hundreds of school and community choirs and have included the song in their performances since then. Check out the Performance Log!

View Performance Log

Guilmartin explains, “I wanted to write a song that would touch families all over the world with its simple, heartfelt wish that all children—that everyone—should live in peace. ‘May All Children’ is a wish for world peace, and has been sung millions of times in Music Together classes, choruses, and schools. I am so proud of this initiative to create this global livestream of families singing this song on the International Day of Peace, giving everyone a chance to witness the power of music.”

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