The Cairo Celebration Choir (CCC) will give a Christmas Concert on Saturday 14 December at Collège De La Salle, within the charity event organised by the l‘Association Amicale des Anciens Elèves des Frères du Caire (Friendly Association of Des Freres’ Former Students).
The CCC will perform a selection of the most famous Christmas songs together with soloists and an orchestra conducted by Nayer Nagui, the choir’s founder and artistic director.
The proceeds from this event will support the association in contributing to the students’ tuition and will sponsor a section to support children with special needs.
Founded in 2000, the CCC consists of over 120 members representing over seven nationalities from various backgrounds and professions. The singers came together by a passion for music, a dedication to singing and a desire to spread cross-cultural understanding and musical appreciation in Egypt, the Arab region and internationally.
The CCC’s repertoire has developed over the years to include classical music compositions, arrangements of well-known Arabic and traditional pieces as well as world music.
The CCC has performed in numerous prestigious venues in Egypt including the Cairo Opera House, the Alexandria Opera House’s Sayed Darwish Theatre, the Manasterly Palace, Saladin’s Citadel, All Saints Cathedral, the Basilique Church, among others. On the international scene, the choir enchanted audiences at Morocco’s National Mohammed V Theatre in Rabat, and was joined by the French Choeur régional Vittoria d’Ile-de-France in performance in Soisy-sous-Montmorency before heading to the UNESCO Main Theatre Hall in Paris in 2014.
The choir won the Silver Award for Stylish Interpretation of Arabic Music in the “Prague Voices” choir competition in the Czech Republic, and in 2016 earned the Silver Award Diploma in the category of Folklore with Accompaniment at the World Choir Games in Sochi, Russia.
The CCC is also known to give annual Christmas concerts at the Cairo Opera House, an event attracting a large audience during the festive days.
Saturday 14 December, 7pm
Church of the School de la Salle, El Daher