11.11.11 and “The Prayer Cycle”

The Prayer Cycle – Johnathan Elias

As you’ve probably already noted, the letter from the Mayor of Bethlehem on our home page, secures that our concert date is scheduled for November 11, 2011 (11.11.11) in Manger Square.

Jonathan Elias’s Prayer Cycle albums (The Prayer Cycle and Path to Zero) will be the musical centerpiece of the Project-Peace on Earth concert. Jonathan and I are intending that a large majority of the Prayer Cycle musicians will participate in the live Bethlehem performance.  We having been meeting with and are in talks with many of them presently.

Jonathan Elias (http://eliasarts.com/) (Elias Arts – NY & Los Angeles) is considered one of the top composers of TV, Advertising and Film scores.  He is also the composer and producer of “The Prayer Cycle”.  In the following short video he discusses the Project-Peace on Earth concert in Manger Square Bethlehem on November 11, 2011 (11.11.11) and his collaborations with:  Sting, Trudie Styler, actor Robert Downey jr., Jonathan Davis (lead singer of Korn), Perry Ferrel, Jon Anderson (lead singer of YES), Serj Thankin (lead singer of System of A Down), Salif Keita, Linda Ronstadt, Dadawa (considered the Eyna of China), Alanis Morissette, James Taylor, Rahat Ali Khan (famed Sufi singer), Joanne Shenandoah (Grammy winning Native American singer), Yungchen Lhamo (Grammy winning musical representative of Tibet) and others.  

Jonathan Elias is about to release his second Prayer Cycle album called “Path to Zero” on June 7th.Proceeds from the “Path to Zero” album will benefit the efforts of the GLOBAL ZERO (based in Washington DC), whose mission, to rid the world of nuclear weapons, is supported by: Pres. Jimmy Carter, Pres. Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Noor, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and many other noted world leaders.

The new “Path to Zero – A Prayer Cycle album” features specific performances by: Sting, Trudie Styler, actor Robert Downey jr., Serj Tankin (System of a Down),Jonathan Davis (lead singer of Korn), Sinead O’Connor, Salif Keita, Perry Ferrel,  Jon Anderson (lead singer of YES), Rahat Ali Khan (famed Sufi singer), Dadawa (regarded as the “Enya of China”),Yungchen Lhamo (musical representative of the Dalai Lama and Tibet), Joanne Shenandoah (Grammy winning Native American singer), and more.

Presently, our PPOE MUSICAL AMBASSADORS include:

Jonathan Elias – “The Prayer Cycle”, including: Bono, Sting, Trudie Styler, Perry Farrell, Alanis Morissette, James Taylor, Sinead O’Conner, Serj Tankin (lead singer System of a Down), Jonathan Davis (lead singer of Korn), Alex Ebert (lead singer of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), Linda Ronstadt, Rahat & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Yungchen Lhamo, Joanne Shenandoah.

Marc Isham – Composer of Oscar winning films “Crash” and “A River Runs Through It.”

Sasha Cooke – New York Metropolitan Opera star.

Monica Yunus – New York Metropolitan Opera Star and daughter of Nobel Prize for Peace winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus)

Richard Horowitz – Golden Globe winning film score composer

Sussan Deyhim – Famed and Grammy Nominated Iranian Sufi singer

Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (Coachelle Music Festival 80,000 people);

Joanne Shenandoah – Grammy Winning winning Native American (Iroquois) singer – who has performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Woodstock (1994) and with artists: Neil Young, Robbie Robertson, Carlos Nakai.

Relative to my twenty-four year journey to realize the globally broadcast concert of sacred music, a worldwide musical prayer for peace, I’ve come to realize this…Every time I ever lost hope along the way, each time I was about to throw the towel in, I remembered the words of Richard Bach, “You’re never given a dream without also being given the power to make it come true….When you have come to the edge of all the light that you know, and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.”

I hope you will join us in this vision of bringing peace to our world through this Globally Telecast Musical Prayer, and in your own way, find a way to support the production of: Project-Peace on Earth. May your life be blessed.

May peace prevail on Earth.


Thank you for reading about The Prayer Cycle.  We welcome your questions, comments, and feedback.