Organ recital in aid of Iraqi Christians in Need (ICIN)

This event has already taken place, and information about its success can be found on this follow-up page. Our upcoming event can be found on the Conscience and Choices page.

Thursday 22nd October at 7.30pm. St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Road, W4 3DN.

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Chiswick Churches for Justice & Peace (CCJP) War in Peace event in aid of Iraqi Christians in Need. Against a back drop of the centenary of World War I, Carl Bohoshy gives an organ recital, performing works by Bach, Barber, Boëllmann, Messiaen, Schubert and Vierne.

Carl Bahoshy is a UK pianist & organist born to Iraqi Christian parents. He gives recitals nationwide in aid of the UK-registered charity Iraqi Christians In Need. He has raised around £90,000 for the charity through a series of piano and organ recitals across the UK. A smaller feature about Carl and his recitals can be seen at Independant Catholic News

Read more about the organ recital music being performed at this event.

Prior to the Prior to the Organ Recital, there will be a screening of the 25 minute video of the play ‘My Darling Boy’, written by Revd Martine Oborne and performed by St Michael’s Players at St Michael’s Church during the opening of the Heroes of Chiswick exhibition on 14th June 2014. The play explores the issues facing families during World War 1.

Revd. Martine Oborne – Vicar of St Michael, Chiswick since 2012, is a founder of the Heroes of Chiswick project at St Michael’s, which traced the stories of the thirty three men commemorated on the Church’s memorial for those who lost their lives in the First World War, and she wrote the script of the short play, ‘My Darling Boy’.

St Michael’s Players founded in 1949 is one of the longest-standing amateur theatre groups in London. They performed My Darling Boy at St Michael’s Church on 14th June 2014 when the Heroes of Chiswick exhibition opened in the church.

Getting to St Michael’s, Elmwood Road, Sutton Court, Chiswick, W4 3DY: Gunnersbury Overground Railway and tube and Chiswick Park tube station are some ten minutes’ walk away. Buses 272 and E3 which stop near Turnham Green tube station pass nearby in Sutton Court Road. Alight at Chesterfield Road bus stop, walk towards traffic light along Sutton Court Road and take the second left into Elmwood Road. There is some limited unrestricted parking in the streets nearby.

The event is free. Donations are invited for the Iraqi Christians in Need (ICIN) founded in 2007 which is a UK registered charity, no. 1119427. It provides direct financial relief to displaced Christian families under the care of the Catholic Chaldean, Syriac and Orthodox Churches in Erbil, northern Iraq. Current economic priorities include the purchase of medical supplies. All aid is channelled through the Bishops of the churches.

Chiswick Churches for Justice & Peace (CCJP) is an ecumenical association of parishes in Chiswick joined in the belief that you must love your neighbour as yourself. Our aim is to stimulate local awareness and action on issues of justice and peace, both at home and abroad.