McDowall – The Girl from Aleppo
Bussewitz-Quarm – Where We Find Ourselves
This concert presents two stories, one of a young Kurdish refugee who travelled thousands of miles from war-torn Syria in her wheelchair, and the other the poignant photographic images of unnamed early 20th century Durham residents of different races. Two significant works invite us to reflect and to seek deeper understanding, both through the actual words of Nujeen Mustafa and through the imagined words of the people whose faces we see in Hugh Mangum’s photographs.
There is limited seating available at our venue. A $5 ticket charge will reserve a seat for you in advance. Sales tax is included in the ticket price. We request that you arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to claim your seat, since at that time we will start to fill open seats if we sell out of our small allotment of tickets for sale at the door.
We will also gladly accept donations, the bulk of which will be directed toward earthquake relief and refugee aid in Turkey and Syria (the Choral Society will keep only enough to cover concert expenses). The funds collected will be given to the UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency). Nujeen Mustafa, about whom The Girl From Aleppo was written, is an active supporter of and spokesperson for the UNHCR.