Hear the premiere of Abraham, support the Syrian Refugee Program

Hear the premiere of Abraham, support the Syrian Refugee Program

Jenna Simeonov

Tomorrow night, head to the Metropolitan United Church to hear the première of Abraham, a new oratorio by Dora award-winning composer David Warrack (Torontosaurus, Oh Susanna, Interpretations of a Life). Tickets start at $36, and funds raised will go towards the Church’s Syrian Refugee Program.

Warrack was inspired by Abraham’s presence in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, hence the oratorio’s full title, Abraham: An Oratorio Dedicated to Progenitor of Three Faiths. “This oratorio is reminding us that we all come from the same place and we must find a way to share this world. We need to get past a lot of the things that have divided us.”

Abraham features star Canadian tenor Richard Margison in the title role, joined by soloists Ramona Carmelly, Meredith Hall, Hussein Janmohamed, George Krissa and Theresa Tova, as well as the Elmer Iseler Singers, the Bach Children’s Chorus, and the Jarrahi Sufi Choir with Whirling Dervishes. The composer will be at the piano.

Abraham gets its full première on Wednesday, October 28th, 8pm, at Metropolitan United Church in Toronto. For details and ticket information, follow the box office links below.

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