Saturday, July 15, 7.30pm. DAUGHTER OF THE POMEGRANATE TREE, AMICI CONCERTS, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, EASTGATE SQUARE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.
A girl with almond eyes whispers sweet songs to her beloved under the enchanted pomegranate tree. In a garden of jasmine blossoms, a young man, his cheeks like honeydew, fills his true love's glass with enchantment. In a dark place, a flower has wilted, spoilt by poisonous hands.
Reinventing and weaving together traditional and original songs, poems and stories of the Middle East and Mediterranean, they are infused with sensations, fragrances, tastes and colours. German-Egyptian singer Merit Ariane is joined by British-Turkish actor Rosie Hilal, Iranian qanun player Nilufar Habibian and British multi-instrumentalist, accordionist Jon Banks. “Bewitchingly sung.” York Press www.meritariane.com
Tickets £17; seniors £14; under-25s £5. Disabled access.