Seymour centre
Cnr City Road & Cleveland Street
08 Dec, 2023 - 08 Dec, 2023
07:30 pm - 10:45 pm

Orphalese, a concert of exhilarating classical music by the Andalus Arabic Choir and soprano Ghada Daher-Elmowy takes you on a magical journey from the Middle-East to Andalusia. It is where vocals and music create counterpoints to indulge you in Tarab, a euphoric state of enjoyment.

Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), was an American-Lebanese immigrant torn between two worlds, preaching mystical love, kindness, living life fully, and “do not love half lovers”. Orphalese vivifies Sydney’s musical nightlife with captivating rhythms, nostalgic melodies and exotic airs to transport you to a dream of an oriental midsummer night. The concert duration is 120 min, two sets and an interval.
Set one is a tribute to Kahlil Gibran’s centenary the “Prophet”. It includes songs from his publications and short poetry readings in Arabic and English.
Set two reverts to a broad repertoire in various Arabic dialects.

Conducted by soprano Ghada Daher-Elmowy and featuring elite musicians:
Dr Noel Elmowy (MD), Adem Yilmaz, Adnan Baraky, Catherine Azzi, Christopher Soulos, James Tawadros, Mohamed Lelo, Mustafa Al Tayar, Stuart Van deGraaf, Philip Elmowy.

The Andalus Arabic Choir is a multicultural non-profit organisation reflecting the love of Arabic and Andalusian music showcasing our rich music and culture. Orphalese is a testimony of our commitment to present the classical Arabic music with the finest musicians in the best style and spectacular setting.
This cultural event is supported/cosponsored by the Discipline of Arabic Language and Cultures, The University of Sydney.

Book your tickets for Orphalese today at https://www.seymourcentre.com/event/andalus-arabic-choir/

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