Music in the Chapel: Issam Rafea and Gao Hong Duo

Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Thank you to everyone who attended this event!

Lakewood’s “Music in the Chapel” concerts showcase a variety of arti​​sts in one of our city’s most beloved architectural treasures — the Lakewood Memorial Chapel.

On Sunday, February 10, experience the blending of ancient souls from Syria and China as Issam Rafea and Gao Hong create beautiful improvisational music with two ancient instruments, the Syrian oud and the Chinese pipa. They were recently featured in-studio on Twin Cities Public Television's Almanac show.

The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Self-guided tour brochures of Lakewood’s Memorial Chapel will be available.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Watch this video to hear a sampling of their beautiful music:

About the Lakewood Chapel

Dedicated in 1910, the Lakewood Memorial Chapel was modeled after the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul by prominent Minneapolis architect Harry Wild Jones. Its 10-million piece mosaic interior, created by New York designer Charles Lamb, features a 40-foot high dome ringed with stained glass windows and 12 mosaic angels. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Chapel is one of the finest examples of Byzantine mosaic architecture in the country.


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