(Photo: courtesy of Chicago Children s Choir)
In Cairo the choir will take the stage of the Cairo Opera House on Tuesday 21 June and Tahrir Cultural Centre on Wednesday 22 June. The choir will then move to Alexandria where they will perform at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on Tuesday 28 June.
In their Egypt tour, the choir will be joined by Nesma Mahgoub, a singer whose career skyrocketed after winning the eighth season of Star Academy - MENA (2011), and a number of local young talents.
According to the promotional material, "the visiting performers from the world-renowned Chicago Children’s Choir will be celebrating global connections via their unique musical repertoire."
The organizers add that the events will include the "globally recognised repertoire with the sounds of Egypt's storied musical traditions."
Since its founding in 1956 as a direct response to the civil rights movement, the Chicago Children's Choir has grown from a single body to a vast network of choirs operating as after-school creative programmes. According to the choir's website, the project "is rooted in the belief that music is a vehicle for fostering empathy and respect between young people of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations."
Tuesday 21 June, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo
Wednesday 22 June, 8pm
Tahrir Cultural Centre, Tahrir Square, Cairo
Tuesday 28 June, 8pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria