Rachel Collis & Pitt St Uniting Church presents:
TO THE LEAST OF THESE - A fundraiser concert for refugees, Pitt Street Uniting Church, 264 Pitt Street Sydney. Tickets at the door - $25 adults or $20 concession
7:30-8pm – Martin Al Somery and Bashar Hanna: oud and keyboard
8-8:45 – Rachel Collis and band
8:45-9:05 - supper
9:05-9:15 – Welcome by Rev Dr Margaret Mayman and address by a representative of Refugee Action Coalition Sydney (RACs)(recipient of funds raised from the evening)
9:15-10pm – Rachel Collis and band
Martin Al Somery is an Australian-Iraqi singer & Oud player who arrived to Australia as a refuge in 2010 carrying his Oud and a hope for better life. Since then Martin has developed his musical skills and used it to promote peace and freedom. In 2016, Martin started a new career as a music educator who works with refugee children and help them to heal from trauma using music as a therapeutic tool.
Bashar Hanna is an Australian-Mesopotamian musician and composer who utilise music and arts for social change. Bashar is also a music educator and art therapist who runs Arts & Community Development Center in Fairfield.