British Singer Sarah Brightman Named UNESCO Artist for Peace

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today designated renowned British singer and actress Sarah Brightman as a UNESCO Artist for Peace.

Ms. Sarah Brightman will join roster of Artists for Peace to use their charisma to promote the agency’s programmes and advocacy.

Ms. Brightman will be formally designated as a UNESCO Artist for Peace at a ceremony at the agency’s headquarters in Paris on Wednesday.

Sarah Brightman performing at the World Athletics Championships 2007 in Osaka.

UNESCO noted that Ms. Brightman’s “commitment to humanitarian and charitable causes, her contribution, throughout her artistic career, to the promotion of cultural dialogue and the exchanges among cultures, and her dedication to the ideals and aims of the Organization” as the reason for the appointment.

UNESCO’s list of Artists for Peace includes the Canadian singer Celine Dion, the Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid, the Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil and the Spanish dancer Joaquin Cortes.

Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, songwriter and dancer. She is famous for possessing a vocal range of over 3 octaves. Ms. Brightman also sings in many languages including English, Spanish, French, Latin, German, Italian, Russian, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

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