Songs of Sanctuary

Monday 2nd December 2019, 7pm at Bootham School, York YO30 7BU

Tickets £10 (£12 on the door)
Concessions: Children under 12 – free: Refugees – £5
Refreshments served during the interval

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Songs of Sanctuary is a fusion of classical Syrian music and contemporary folk songs performed by folk songwriter Sam Slatcher and Raghad Haddad from the National Syrian Orchestra, the musicians from the Stories of Sanctuary project.


Raghad Haddad is a highly accomplished viola player from the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus. She was a member of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra and has performed in the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim. After seeking refuge from the Syrian civil war in the UK in 2016, Raghad now performs with the Orchestra of All Saints MAS in Brighton and the London Syrian Ensemble.

Sam Slatcher is a folk singer-songwriter living in Durham, North East England. His honest and reflective songs, delivered with a calming and delicate voice captures the warmth of humanity and a longing for peace and justice. Sam has released a debut EP ‘In Unlikely Places (April 2018) and curated the album ‘Stories of Sanctuary’ (Nov 2018). Sam frequently performs across Northern England and sings and plays guitar, piano and bouzouki.

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