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CANCELLED——LIOR & TINALLEY STRING QUARTET and guests artists perform ‘COMPASSION’—Nigel Westlake and Lior’s Aria award-winning collaboration

Presented by Blackheath Chamber Music Festival

HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL: a ‘Festival Extra’ production in July, presented in association with Musica Viva Australia.  Together, Nigel Westlake and LIOR have collaborated to create a symphony of songs of love, loss and compassion that unites the soulful beauty of Lior’s voice with the radiance and vivid drama of Westlake’s orchestral style.
‘COMPASSION’ is a lyrical and highly emotional work, drawing upon a collection of profound and poetic insights of Islam and Judaism, and the myriad of influences Westlake and Lior have been able to bring from their incredibly diverse backgrounds.
Performed by an octet which comprises some of Australia’s best ensemble musicians, this unique collaboration celebrates the importance of music as a potent means of communication, and how mercy, love and understanding can bring people together across the divides of race and fear.

Tinalley String Quartet
Alison Pratt: Percussion
Daniel De Borah: Piano
David Campbell: Double bass

PROGRAM | ‘COMPASSION’ (2012) | arranged for chamber ensemble
I        Sim Shalom: Grant Peace
II      Eize Hu Chacham?: Who is Wise?
III     La Yu’minu: Until You Love Your Brother
IV     Inna Rifqa: The Beauty Within
V      Al Takshu L’vavchem: Don’t Harden Your Hearts
VI     Ma Wadani Ahadun: Until the End of Time
VII   Avinu Malkeinu: Hymn of Compassion

NB: There is no interval 


Date & Time

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm




Phillips Hall
41 Gardiner Crescent
Blackheath, NSW 2785 Australia
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