"A City Twilight Concert" took place at Bedestan
The European Commission, as part of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage and European Music Nights, supported "A City Twilight Concert at Bedestan" featuring the Othello Choir and Sonare Choir on Monday 16 April. Throughout 2018, diverse cultural heritage across Europe will be celebrated to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space.
Othello Choir, created in 2010 has worked on repertoires of polyphonic Turkish folk songs, choral works of various periods and polyphonic chorus works of Cyprus besides European and world choral literature. Sonare Choir was created in 2017 in Nicosia has also been working on the repertoires of polyphonic Cypriot, Turkish and European songs.
As part of the EU Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community a series of activities and projects to raise awareness about arts, music and cultural heritage were supported. This includes the “Confrontation through Art Project” by EMAA and the “Cypriot Intangible Cultural Heritage” project by Folk-Der. Additionally, since 2012 the European Union, has provided €14.7 million for the preservation of Cyprus' cultural heritage in support of the work of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage via UNDP.