Music and Love have something in common. Music calms us, feeds the soul and makes us happy, love does the same thing. This Valentine’s day, the Accra Symphony Orchestra and LUMINA will treat lovers to an evening of awesome musical celebration of love. The event, dubbed “Endless Love” is a musical celebration of love and organisers say, “It will be a night to experience love like you have never before through the sound of classical and contemporary music.”
Since 2012, the Accra Symphony Orchestra has perfected a unique musical style that is rooted, deeply, in the classical foundations of traditional and neo-traditional Africa. Its aim is to develop a fully-fledged symphony orchestra, par excellence, by 2016, of approximately 140 instrumentalists and singers. The Orchestra is made up of experienced players as well as much younger players. In 2015, the voice section of the orchestra was launched as LUMINA and constituted the operatic voices. They have been widely successful in their field.
The Orchestra players exude an air of confidence on their instruments, and can play music from all world cultures. The Lumina singers are a spectacle in itself. Made up of five men, baritone, tenor and bass and five women, soprano, mezzo soprano and contra alto, they are able to hold listeners spellbound with their enchanting performances, which is due to hours of rehearsal to attain a highest possible level of performance. The orchestra’s repertoire ranges from Western classical to African neo classical music whilst the Lumina voices predominantly perform operatic pop songs from around the world.
On Sunday, February 14, the gardens of ICGC Christ Temple, which is the venue for the event, will be transformed into a Love Haven where couples will be feted with cocktails, chocolate and roses whilst being snapped against a background of Love inspired settings. Patrons will then be ushered into the auditorium where the Accra Symphony Orchestra will mesmerize you with their amazing delivery of classical and contemporary tunes and Lumina will enchant you with their Operatic Voices.