On Saturday 3rd March 2018 Robinson Chapel will become a venue for a special concert of Pontanima Choir, an interfaith choir from Bosnia Herzegovina and Dr Nedžad Avdic, one of the very few survivors of the Srebrenica massacre. The event will begin at 6.30pm with an introduction by Dr Ed Kessler, followed by a talk by Nedžad for about 15 minutes about his experience of surviving the Srebrenica massacre and his subsequent work to raise awareness of the issues and the importance of initiatives designed to reduce the chance of future such events. This will be followed by a performance for approximately one hour by the Pontanima choir, which will include music from all the Abrahamic faith traditions of Bosnia Herzegovina – Orthodox Christian, Roman Catholic, Muslim and Jewish. It promises to be a moving occasion. Afterwards there will be a drinks reception in Hall.
Tickets are £20 per head, or £5 for students (including the drinks reception in Hall). More information and booking details are available at: http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/events/pontanima-choir
Whilst they are in the UK, the choir and Nedžad are also taking part in a number of other events in Cambridge, London and Durham. Members of the choir and Nedžad will take part in an academic event at the Woolf Institute on Friday 2nd March, focussing on post-conflict rebuilding of trust, peace and reconciliation in South Africa, Rwanda and Bosnia Herzegovina and how initiatives such as the Pontanima choir can contribute to such processes. The choir will also give a concert in London, at Drapers’ Hall, on the evening of Thursday 1st March and will then travel to Durham on Sunday 4th March to take part in events at the University of Durham and give a free concert at Durham Cathedral on Monday 5th March, before flying back to Bosnia on Tuesday 6th March. Further information about the events can be seen at http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/events.