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Sing for Freedom Choir with guests from the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians

Friday 05 July 2024

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Sing for Freedom Choir with special guests from the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians

A programme of music and song from around the globe on the theme of Belonging

The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians works to regularly unite displaced Syrian Orchestra members and keep the beauty of Syrian culture alive within their new communities. Since their critically acclaimed UK and EU tour in 2016, they have performed at the Cambridge Folk Festival, WOMAD Festival, Bozar, and Trafalgar Square with the Mayor of London. They have performed and toured with Damon Albarn, and their collaboration with the Liverpool Philharmonic gave us an alternative take on the origins of St Georges Day.



The Sing for Freedom Choir are an inspirational group of torture survivors and friends who sing together in a spirit of joy and hope, in solidarity with all those who are oppressed. They have performed at venues around the UK including Union Chapel, the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Tilbury Carnival, the Tower of London and Milton Court in the Barbican. They regularly perform for the finale of Refugee Week in June.


Hamsa Mounif – Leader Singer

An accomplished singer and workshop leader, Hamsa graduated from the Conservatory in Damascus. Career highlights include performances at Kings Place, the Royal Festival Hall, Cambridge Folk Festival, WOMAD, Glastonbury, the Victoria and Albert Museum and with the Liverpool Philharmonic.

Basel Saleh – Conductor

Basel is a musician, composer, conductor and singer, he graduated from the High Institute of Music in Damascus. He holds a Masters in Music Education from the University of Damascus. He is the conductor of the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians and the choir at the Academy of Art and the Arabic Heritage in London. He is a member of the IVORS Academy of Music Creators

Ellen Muriel – Musical Director

Ellen is a choir leader, theatre director and workshop leader working across London and East Sussex. She has a Masters in Applied Anthropology and Community Arts and is director of new international choir Sounds Like Home at the Museum of the Home.

Hamsa Mounif – Leader Singer

Basel Saleh – Conductor

Ellen Muriel – Musical Director

Dates, Times & Book

Fri 05 Jul 1:00 PM £10 Book

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