Orphalese, a concert of exhilarating traditional 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.
Khalil 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.
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.
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This cultural event is supported/cosponsored by the Discipline of Arabic Language and Cultures, The University of Sydney.