Gala Dinner 2024

COPTS invites you to our Annual Black Tie Gala Dinner



A little about the night:

Join us for an elegant black-tie affair and enjoy a sumptuous 3-course meal, in support of our fundraising efforts to remember ‘the Forgotten Villages’.

We are thrilled to announce that Joseph Tawadros will be back from London to put on a special show for us on the night, accompanied by his brother James.


Joseph & James Tawadros


Joseph Tawadros is a leading Oud virtuoso, composer and 8-time ARIA award winner. A virtuoso of diversity and sensitivity, Joseph performs in concert halls worldwide and is known for his brilliant technique, deep musicianship and joyous style of performance.

James Tawadros has made a name for himself as a world-class percussionist and soloist. It is James’ unique innovative style and mastery of the riq that has brought him great acclaim worldwide. His dexterity, rhythmic variety and virtuosity continue to amaze audiences. He has performed internationally with many celebrated artists and regularly accompanies his brother Joseph in concert.

Together, Joseph and James are a musical phenomenon.


Darling Island is a stunning waterfront venue on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour, with views of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and magical city skyline.
Parking is available directly across the road from the venue at The Star or in the Jones Bay Wharf Car Park. You may enter the venue from the Promenade or via street entry (Trouton Place).


Doltone House | Darling Island
48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009


Our ‘why’:

For almost 40 years, COPTS has partnered with the Bishopric of public, Ecumenical and Social Services in Egypt (BLESS), to serve poor, underprivileged and marginalised communities throughout Egypt.

BLESS runs a holistic, integrated community development program, that targets extremely poor villages and implements a targeted 3-year program that addresses the specific needs of that community, from housing and development, to education, to healthcare services and to vocational training.

The aim of our fundraising dinner is to raise much needed funds to support the community development program in two targeted villages – El Sawamaa village and Bani Hashim village.

  • El Sawamaa village lies in the desert region of Sohag Governorate, approximately 8.5hrs from Cairo. Its economy primarily revolves around agriculture and simple crafts. With a population of around 70,000 people, including around 20,000 Christians, it is considered a poverty-stricken area. Its critical needs include housing restoration projects, clean water connections, educational services targeted at improving literacy rates, income-generating vocational training and health awareness campaigns.
  • Bani Hashim village: Located in Assiut Governorate, approximately 6 hours from Cairo. Bani Hashim is predominantly an agricultural village, yet crop productivity remains lacklustre due to reliance on traditional farming methods. Critical needs include educational services (40% of children lack basic literacy skills), vocational and agricultural training to empower families with the skills necessary to create sustainable livelihoods.


Together, with your support, we can ensure that both of these villages and the families that are struggling to survive within them, are forgotten no more.


Event sponsorship is available!

Become a corporate sponsor for just $5,000 and get:

  • A table of 10 reserved for your guests (valued at $1,400)
  • Honorable mention of sponsorship by the MC on the night
  •  Name and logo printed on event leaflet
  • Name and logo on Gala website page
  • Mention of your sponsorship in all social media promotions
  • Your promotional items distributed during the Gala.

If you are interested in sponsoring our event, please contact us on