United Nations Day Concert

Thursday, October 24, 1963

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

18th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

English speaking announcer notes the planned events, followed by a French translation.

The English speaking announcer returns to describe the forthcoming performance in which Pablo Casals conducts "El Pesebre" (The Manger), performed by the Festival Casals Orchestra of Puerto Rico joined by the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus directed by Robert Shaw the text is sung in English.

French translation follows.

United Nations Secretary General U Thant introduces Pablo Casals.

Performance follows.

During the intermission a documentary presentation about the United Nations titled "The Voice of Man Kind" is played.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72331
Municipal archives id: RT123


Pablo Casals and U Thant


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About United Nations

This program (1949-1964) documents the coverage of the work done by the United Nations General Assembly.


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