James Twyman in concert at Emmanuel Lutheran

James Twyman in concert at Emmanuel Lutheran


In a time of war, James Twyman sends up prayers for peace in a musical setting. He’ll be performing in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Ave., sponsored by Charlotte’s Web.

Since 1994, when he took the peace prayers from the 12 major religions and set them to music, James Twyman has performed his “Peace Concert” all over the world. Internationally renowned as the Peace Troubadour, he was invited to give his concert in Bosnia and Croatia during the height of the Balkan War, in Baghdad at Saddam Hussein’s request, and by the peace negotiators in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

He has released five CDs and also is the author of six books on peace and spirituality. His best-seller, Emissary of Light—A Vision of Peace, has been translated into a dozen languages and was called “… the second coming of The Celestine Prophecy” by Variety magazine. Twyman is the founder of The Cloth of Many Colors peace project, which weaves the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people from around the world into a single quilt nearly a mile long. It has been presented at the United Nations, the Pentagon and was literally wrapped around the U.S. Capitol in September 2000. He also founded The Children’s Cloth of Many Colors, which will be unveiled Sept. 11, 2002 at the Washington Monument.

This performance is co-sponsored by Charlotte’s Web, Womanspace, Christ Church Unity, Ruth Jackson and Mark Teismann, Jeanine Wortmann, Judith Brown, Jan Stokes, Chellis French, Mary Tuite, Beryl Burns and Mike Kearney.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are available at Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State St., 963-6765; Canterbury Books, Highcrest Center, 398-1454; and Tin Whistle, N. Main & Auburn, 963-0270; or by mail with check and SASE, 10928 N. Main, Rockton, IL 61072. For Web information, call 964-2238.

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