400 Attend Remarkable Concert in All Saints’ Cathedral

Fouad and Mounib Concert

All Saints’ Cathedral

On Friday, February 1, our Cathedral in Zamalek hosted a once-in-a-lifetime musical event. Egypt’s own Fouad and Mounib wowed the audience with a beautiful evening of entirely original-composition music! A striking combination of styles and tempos, Fouad and Mounib’s performance left all in attendance feeling humbled yet inspired, with a new appreciation and passion for art and its power to affect the human soul.

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Mohammed Fouad on Piano; Ahmed Mounib on Violin

We were so excited to host Found and Mounib in the beautiful All Saints’ Cathedral, and the space proved to be a magical setting. As the music rang through the church, the stained-glass chandelier seemed to almost make music of its own, the lotus-ceiling singing back as well. For many people who attended the concert, it was their first time to be in a church; after the concert, many people sensed that our Cathedral is a holy place.

The Beautiful Venue for the Concert, All Saints Cathedral

This concert was arranged and organized by our very own Gusour Cultural Center, which seeks to provide opportunities for society members of all cultural backgrounds to build bridges of understanding, acceptance, and cooperation through art, music, educational and cultural activities. This event did not have a time of discussion or fellowship afterwards, like many of Gusour’s events. Nevertheless, it was a beautiful example of Gusour’s vision of one place, open for all people. In the times we live in, full of polarization, Gusour is taking the opposite approach of many by opening doors, rather than closing them.

Michael Adel, who has directed Gusour for the last three years, was particularly moved by the event, saying, “This work we are engaged in, for a world in which all people are loved and accepted without any condition, is always an uphill battle. We face the challenges of polarization, mis-education, and hate every day. And sometimes, honestly, I feel discouraged. But this beautiful night of music and appreciation and all Gusour events, which are open to all people, motivate me to keep working, to keep striving, for an Egypt and a world  in which all people, from all backgrounds understand and love one another.”

We know that it was our great God, in his ever-flowing generosity, who made this event happen. We are so thankful to our great God for his steadfastness and provision. We, like the farmer, only prepare the soil and plant the seeds of love, tolerance, and understanding. It is God who does the watering, and makes the flowers grow. Praise be to God!

PRAYER REQUEST

Please continue to pray for the important work of Gusour Cultural Center. Pray in confidence that “the Lord of Peace himself” (2 Thess. 3:16) would bring peace, love, and tolerance to our great country of Egypt.

This Saturday: Annual Christmas Concert!

Please join us this Saturday, 22 December, at 7:00pm as we celebrate Christmas with our Annual Christmas Concert! Click here to see the Facebook event for details.

The concert will be held in All Saints Cathedral, Zamalek, Cairo, located behind the Marriott Hotel.

 

Christmas Carols Concert

On Thursday, December 28, the All Saints Cathedral choir hosted a Christmas carols concert. This concert was free and open to the public.  About 100 people attended, including many children. The audience enjoyed a selection of Christmas carols and beautiful music from our talented choir. Bishop Mouneer gave a brief address, and different members of the choir took turns speaking throughout the concert. During some of the songs, children from the deaf school joined the choir on stage, and signed along to the music. At the end, Santa Claus came to give presents to the children in the audience.

To view the live stream of the concert, visit the link here.

Christmas Carols Concert

The All Saints Cathedral Choir will be hosting a Christmas carols concert in All Saints Cathedral on Thursday, December 28. The concert will begin at 7:00pm. The concert is family friendly, and will feature traditional Christmas carols sung by groups of children and adults, both in Arabic and in English. Admission is free. There will be fun activities geared toward kids, and Santa Claus will be there to distribute gifts to children. Please pray that this concert would be a success, and through it we would reflect God’s love and peace during this Christmas season. Please join us! We look forward to having you there.

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