Tribute to Tharwat Okasha at Cairo Opera House

Ahram Online, Wednesday 18 Apr 2012

Cairo Opera House to honour Tharwat Okasha, an Egyptian cultural pioneer who died in February, with a concert on 21 April

The Prague Mixed Choir
Photo from The Prague Mixed Choir home page

On Saturday 21 April, the Prague Mixed Choir, A Capella Choir with choir master Maya Gvineria and the Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jiří Petrdlík will perform Dvorak's Stabat Mater in a tribute to Dr Tharwat Okasha, who passed away in February.

Okasha pioneered many of Egypt's modern cultural institutions. He was also a writer and a translator, and held the post of Minister of Culture during the 1960s.

The Prague Mixed Choir is considered one of the elite non-professional choirs in the Czech Republic. The choir has a number of successes on the international scene through its tours around Europe, the USA and Japan. The choir specialises in contemporary classical music from the 20th and 21st centuries, but occasionally also performs compositions from 19th century and an older repertoire including sacred music and folk songs.

The soloists are Iman Moustafa, soprano; Edita Adlerová, alto; Reda El Wakil, baritone and Ondřej Socha, tenor.


Saturday 21 April at 8pm
Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek

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