18 - 22 October 2023

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'Social cohesion through singing'

In partnership with Sing Ireland and Ulster University

Wednesday 19 October, 10:00 – 11:30
Zoom and Livestream on Facebook

The theme of this year’s symposium is 'social cohesion through singing'. The online panel discussion will feature a presentation by Roula Abou Baker, singer and manager of the Fayha Choir from Lebanon, with discussion on topics related to social inclusion, open access and the language of choirs and choir rehearsals.  

Joining Roula on the panel will be Maestro Barkev Taslakian, conductor of the Fayha Choir, along with representatives from Sing Ireland, Discovery Gospel Choir and Proud Voices, the UK and Ireland LGBT Choir Network.

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