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Sarah Jessica Parker and Gerard Butler host Nobel Peace Prize concert

By April MacIntyre Nov 16, 2012, 23:31 GMT

Sarah Jessica Parker and Gerard Butler host Nobel Peace Prize concert

Gerard Butler - "Coriolanus" UK Special Screening - Arrivals - Curzon, Mayfair - London, UK © Landmark / PR Photos

Sarah Jessica Parker and Gerard Butler will co-host this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert. 

The Concert will feature previously announced artists including Jennifer Hudson, Seal, Karpe Diem, Laleh, Susanne Sundfor, with additional artists to be announced in the coming days.

From the release:

The annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert honors the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway on December 11th and has included some of the biggest stars in Hollywood and music. 

Nobel Peace Prize Concert organizers announced today that Sarah Jessica Parker and Gerard Butler will host the 19th annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert on Tuesday, December 11th in Oslo, Norway at the Oslo Spektrum arena. 

The Concert will feature previously announced artists including Jennifer Hudson, Seal, Karpe Diem, Laleh, Susanne Sundfor, with additional artists to be announced in the coming days.

"It's such a privilege to be part of this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert," said Sarah Jessica Parker. "I am honored to be sharing the stage with such amazing performers to promote the power of peace around the world."

"I’m deeply honored to have been asked to be a part of such a remarkable celebration of humanity,” said Gerard Butler. “The European Union has shown the world what is possible when forces unite in peace. It’s a joy to stand alongside these magnificent artists and celebrate the EU and its contribution to world peace.”

This year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert will honor the European Union (EU) "for having over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe."  The award is given annually to an individual or organization whose work exemplifies a spirit of hope and leadership that will help promote peace in the world.

“Sarah Jessica Parker and Gerard Butler will be exceptional hosts and emissaries of peace," said Geir Lundestad, Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.  “These international stars will help us create an unforgettable show to honour and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the European Union.”

The Nobel Peace Prize is the most prestigious award in the world, honoring icons such as Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Barack Obama, Kofi Annan, Al Gore and other remarkable individuals and organizations.  For the past eighteen years, the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony has been followed the next day by the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, a musical celebration honoring the laureate. The Concert is presented by the Nobel Peace Prize Concert AS, produced by IMG in cooperation with Eyeworks Dinamo and broadcast to a global audience.

The Thomas L. Pearson and The Pearson Family Members Fund is the global benefactor for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Concert. “The Thomas L. Pearson and The Pearson Family Members Fund in the United States is very proud to be the global benefactor of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Concert,” said Timothy R. Pearson.

“This benefactor role represents the Pearson Family’s inaugural participation with Nobel. Importantly, it continues the legacy of our parents, Rev. Dr. Richard L. and Ramalee E. Pearson,” said Thomas L. Pearson, “and underscores the Pearson Family’s commitment to inspire and encourage the on-going discussion and resolution of global conflicts.”

The Pearsons added, “We are committed to helping recognize individuals and entities who embrace the ideals of Alfred Nobel, and who make a difference in the global society in which we live. We fervently share Nobel’s hope for a world that is at peace, free of global conflicts.”



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