When people with different cultural backgrounds come together to sing in a choir and reflect their passion in music, intercultural harmony is created – especially if they have an enlightened maestro. That’s what Cairo Celebration Choir and its conductor Nayer Nagui reflected last night in their concert at the Space of Culture.
During the concert, Nayer Nagui, the musical director and founder of the choir, highlighted how harmony rises out of diversity: the chorus sang songs of the Egyptian father of folklore, Sayed Darwish, accompanied by classical melodies. In addition, they presented delightful operettas and solos, performed by members of the choir.
Among the audience were students from Heliopolis University, as well as employees from SEKEM, who came together with their friends and family members, to spend a unique musical evening with the Cairo Celebration Choir, which most of them knew already quite well.
The choir considers SEKEM a companion since its early beginnings in 2000. Hence, the choir performed for instance on the occasion of the 80th birthday of SEKEM founder, Dr. Ibrahim, last March.