Palestinian Choral Festival 2013


24th - 31st August 2013

Ishirini joined choirs from Nazareth and Bethlehem as part of a choral festival organised by Choir of London. After joint concerts with our partner choirs, a mass in Nazareth and an evensong in St. George's Cathedral, Jerusalem, the festival culminated in a gala concert with all the member choirs in Ramallah Cultural Palace. 


In our selection of Renaissance and contemporary repertoire we explored how the city of Jerusalem has been represented, lamented and extolled in music. We also sang pieces from the Arabic world learnt during our 2012 trip to Jordan. In Shefr'Am and Beit Jala we were joined by our Palestinian partner choirs to sing these as well as Allegri’s Miserere.


Schedule of performances:

Sunday 25th August 10am: Mass in Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth

Tues 27th August 8pm: Joint choral concert with Al-Baath Choir, Anglican Church, Shefr’am

Wednesday 28th August 6pm: Evensong for the Feast of Saint Augustine of Hippo, Saint George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem

Friday 30th August 7pm: Joint choral concert with Choir of the Custody of the Holy Land, Latin Church, Beit Jala

Saturday 31st August 7.30pm: Final Massed Choirs Concert, Ramallah Cultural Palace 

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