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Syrian Christian makes music in the Bible Centre

Special encounters and international guests at the "Long Night of The Museums".

 “Jazz meets bible” was a special concert at the Bible Centre and a highlight of the event “Long Night of the Museums”, taking place at the 4th of October 2015.

Readings of famous and not-so-famous texts from the Bible were framed with jazz music by Concerto. Their musicians brought the Syrian Christian O.A. with them, who had only recently come to Austria as a refugee. The musician, who had been part of the symphony orchestra in his hometown Damascus, enriched the evening by playing the oud (a string instrument similar to a guitar) and surprised everybody with an own composition. In our guestbook, he wrote: “In my heart, I believe in one God.", and his friend wrote: "Walaa kurbaj – Thanks for safety.” 

The visitors were deeply touched and kept repeating their gratefulness for being part of such a special encounter.

Safe the date: O.A. will be playing again in the Bible Centre at the grand opening of the exhibition “People on the run” at the 19th of November. 

Guestbook notes in different languages

Besides a lot of guests from Vienna and Austria, we were able to welcome some international guests. We are now happy to have guestbook notes in German, English, Greek and Arabic.

A Greek family, who had been in Vienna for a couple of days and visited the Bible Centre for the first time, wrote: “Thank you for the precious work that you are doing! There’s nothing more valuable!”

Bible Centre

Breite Gasse 4-8/1, 1070 Vienna, Austria,

Phone: 01/ 523 82 40, Fax: dd 20

Bible Centre Opening Hours: Monday-Fiday 9.30am until 4 pm, Thursday until 8 pm,
(Groups can also make an appointment at another time)

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