Through the universal language of music and by promoting young artists from the Middle East and the Western World, the Peace and Prosperity Trust raises awareness and funds for charitable projects in the Middle East and for its young artists.
The Trust stages concerts to provide artists with the opportunity to showcase their abilities, work with globally renowned musicians, and establish themselves on an international stage. Each of these concerts is affiliated with a charity that works towards peace and prosperity in the Middle East.
The Peace and Prosperity Trust was originally conceived by Mr Rajai Khouri in 1991 and was developed with the help of HRH Princess Dina Abdul-Hamid Al Aoun of Jordan, Mrs Barbel Abela, Dr David Sambar and a group of Arab European and American personalities living in the UK.
Eastern Voices; Western Echoes (Cadogan Hall, 2012)
The Peace and Prosperity Trust was officially founded in 1994 and was established to help raise funds through the universal language of music and the performing arts and by promoting young artists from the Middle East and the West. The Trust raises awareness and funds for charitable projects in the Middle East and for its young artists.
In 2010, HRH Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO became the Patron of the Trust, while HRH Princess Alia Bint Al Hussein of Jordan became Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Some of the highlights of recent years include a reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by HM The Queen, attended by Rajai Khouri and some of our young artists, in recognition of young people in the performing arts and those who support them. In 2012, the Trust gave a concert at Cadogan Hall: ‘Eastern Voice:Western Echoes‘ in support of The Jerusalem Eye Hospital in the presence of HRH The Duke of Gloucester. In September 2014, the Trust produced, in collaboration with Barclays a concert at Kensington Palace: ‘Arabian Interlude at Kensington Palace‘ in the presence of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and in December 2015, a Christmas concert in Beirut, Lebanon, as part of the Beirut Chants Festival. More recent in April 2016 the Trust produced in collaboration with the Arab International Woman’s Forum, ‘Building Bridges Through Culture‘ in the presence of TRH Royal Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.
The Holy City sung by Dima Bawab (Cadogan Hall, 2009)