The Andalus Arabic Choir’s annual concert 2019 is a tribute to Ziad Rahbani. This year’s initiative is in partnership with Murex Media.
Join us for the first time in Australia, in a tribute to the music of Ziad Rahbani, who’s compositions make you feel an instant pull that just astounds you. One of the undisputed icons of Middle Eastern 20th century music.
Our program includes a selection of his songs stylistically touched by Lebanon’s own cultural and historical events, a reflection of that unique time, yet still applicable today. Our Concert is a celebration of his vivid and nostalgic songs.
Performing artists: Andalus Arabic Choir, Ghada Daher-Elmowy, Chris Mousa and special guest Claude Kachi. Vocalists will be accompanied by an orchestra of elite musicians.
From a classic Andalusian song to another that might veer into a Gallic chanson, while another takes a spiritual oriental smooth jazz flair, or swings to a samba tune yet somehow closes with an unconventional finale, something that sounds distinctly Ziad. From calm to intense, his music throws you into the depths of some profound saudade, only to pick you up and subvert you into the most joyful of feelings. Such is the power of his music.
Venue: Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown Library
Address: Cnr Rickard Rd & Chapel Rd, Bankstown NSW 2200
Date: 8 and 9 November 2019
Time: 7:30 – 9:45pm, (Doors open 7.00pm)
Tickets: $125, $75 (Reserved seating)
Noel Elmowy (piano); Adnan Baraky (oud); Stuart Vandegraff (wind); Mohamed Lelo (qanoun); Mustafa Tayyar (violin); James Tawadros (req); Nasser Selimi (Tabla); Philip Elmowy (drums); Chris Soulos (Bass)
We thank all our fans for their expression of interest in this year’s theme and appreciate their support.
2019 Term Dates
Term 1, 2019: February 5 to April 9
Term 2, 2019: April 30 to July 2
Term 3, 2019: July 23 to September 24
Term 4, 2019: October 15 to December 10
We are a unique multicultural group sharing the love of Arabic music. We are a non-for-profit organisation. Our aim is to promote Arabic and Andalusian music. Our objectives are to reflect our rich music and culture, and interact with our audience in the same way music interacts with our soul. Our concerts are a true testimony of our commitment to present the traditional music in the best style and marvelous setting possible.