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SANSARA: Music of Sanctuary and Solidarity

Friday 25 November 2022

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Award-winning vocal collective SANSARA join forces with the acclaimed United Strings of Europe and Syrian oud player Basel Saleh to present a powerful sequence of choral and instrumental music on the timely and enduring themes of sanctuary, solidarity and displaced peoples. With music by renowned Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, the programme will feature the European premiere of Caroline Shaw’s striking To the Hands – a six movement cantata responding to Dietrich Buxtehude’s Ad manus from his Membra Jesu nostri. The concert will also include the world premiere of The Journey by Lebanese composer Houtaf Khoury, commissioned by United Strings of Europe.


Caroline Shaw – To the Hands (European Premiere)

Caroline Shaw – and the swallow

Houtaf Khoury – The Journey (World Premiere)

Hildur Guðnadóttir – Fólk fær andlit

Dietrich Buxtehude – ‘Ad manus’ (from Membra Jesu nostri)


United Strings of Europe
Tom Herring Sansara Director
Basel Saleh Oud

Please note that this concert will last for approximately 75 minutes without an interval.

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Fri 25 Nov 7:30 PM £30/£25/£20/£15/£10 Book

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