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5 March 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Pontanima choir for their concert in Durham Cathedral, on their first ever trip to England. Music will include new commissions and works of significance for different religions and cultures.
Over the twenty years of its existence, Pontanima (spiritual bridge) Inter religious Choir has emerged as one of the most important actors in the field of inter-religious peacemaking in Bosnia-Herzegovina, linking exceptional artistry with a powerful vision of a future where religions act as points of contact and not division; where diversity is cultivated as a source of healing, hope and celebration.
Pontanima’s music is a celebration of the beautiful artistic diversity that has resulted through the differing spiritual influences in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Although many are only aware of the recent wars that manipulated religious identity as a tool to fuel conflict, the region has a centuries old tradition of religious co-existence. Pontanima’s work cannot be over-stressed: it fosters pride in a unique Bosnian identity that is based on the richness of diversity.
Pontanima has performed more than 400 times throughout Bosnia-Herzegovina including touring Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, China, Hungary, and the United States. The choir is often called upon to sing at important events but also pursues its own priorities, singing for inter religious gatherings.
This concert is hosted by the School of Government and International Affairs and the Durham Global Security Institute at Durham University. It is being organised in cooperation with the Woolf Institute, Cambridge University.
See the tour promotional video here.
Important Event Information
Doors Open: 6.15 pm
Ticket Prices: Adult £6, Concession £3
Ticket Availability: Tickets will be available online until 5pm on the day of the concert
Ticket Delivery: eTicket (print at home or display on mobile)
Accessibility: Please get in touch to confirm arrangements