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CRAG E-Alert - 13 May 2005

Dear Friends & Supporters:

PAN-ARMENIAN COMMEMORATIVE CONCERT ON 14 MAY

It seems that some people are still unaware of this event, so here comes a last-minute reminder

Commemorative Concert on the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at LSO St Luke's at Jerwood Hall, 161 Old Street, London EC1V 9NG, on 14 May 2005 at 7:30 pm.

Nearest tube station is Old Street (exit 7) with other options being Moorgate and Barbican.

The Barn Sinfonietta of Oxted, with 24 professional musicians and solo violin - Susanna Gregorian (from Germany) under the baton of Johan Michael Katz and Rachael Maher - leader, will perform:

Alan Hovhanness - Psalm and Fugue Op 40,
Aram Khachaturian - Gayaneh Ballet Suite (Adagio),
Edward Mirzoyan - Symphony for strings and timpani,
Alexander Arutunian - Violin Concerto, Komitas - Krunk

The key speaker will be THE LORD AVEBURY.

Tickets are still available at the Barbican Box Office or on 020 7638 8891. Kindly book as soon as possible.

Use also the following CRAG web-links for further information: http://www.crag.org.uk/90thcom/90anniv8.html
http://www.crag.org.uk/pdfs/LSOStLukesPoster1.pdf


90th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS in EDINBURGH on 20 & 22 MAY

1) SYMPOSIUM on 20 May 2005

Symposium entitled 'Remembering the Past, Looking Forward to the Future' will be held in the European Room, Edinburgh City Chambers, from 5:00 till 7:00 pm, and will be chaired by Donald Anderson, Leader of City Council.

More information on the CRAG website at www.crag.org.uk or directly to http://www.crag.org.uk/ealerts/e_alerts25.html

2) ECUMENICAL MEMORIAL SERVICE on 22 MAY 2005

Ecumenical Church Memorial Service at 2:30 pm at Augustine United Church, hosted by The Revd Michael Bunting and presided over by HG Bishop Nathan Hovhanissian.

Readings, Psalms & Hymns, Addresses, Hokehankisd ...

You are ALL encouraged to participate in the two events in Edinburgh, with particular invitation for the Armenian communities in Manchester and other northern regions. The larger the numbers, the greater the critical impact.

We have also organised a tour of the Scottish Parliament by a Councillor on Saturday, 21 May 2005, at 10:00 am for those staying over in Edinburgh.

Rally for Darfur

The killings in the western Darfur province of Sudan have all the hallmarks of the Turkish Ottoman campaign against its Armenian population 90 years ago.

The similarities are horrifying, and our British Government has not done enough to stop the mass killings. The silence that pervades the Armenian Genocide to date is also now enveloping the Darfur killings.

This is why CRAG has exceptionally gone out of its direct remit in notifying you of a Rally taking place on Sunday, 15 May 2005, at 12:30 pm outside Downing Street.

People will gather to call for more action to stop the 21st century's first genocide and perhaps to recall the 20th century's first genocide too. It is through such solidarity with others that action can take place.

This campaign is co-ordinated by the Aegis Trust, and details can be found by logging on at www.protectdarfur.org

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