Moran Choir 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Works from Canadian-Israeli composer Aharon Harlap and classics from Verdi,
Mendelssohn and Donizetti don’t exactly sound like kids’ stuff. But the Moran
Choir is emphatically turning choral music into children’s play. On July 5, the
group will host an evening for Friends of the Moran Choir, with all of the
proceeds going towards the development of musical excellence among youth and
continued community outreach.
Based in Emek Hefer, the Moran Choir Beit
Yitzhak comprises four separate young choirs: Moran Singers Ensemble, Moran
Choir, Moran Youth Choir and Moran Little Ones Choir.
They work to bring
choral music to Israeli society, especially among youth.
In addition, the
Moran Choir participates in community outreach programs.
It has received
various awards over its 20+ years of existence and has participated in
local and international festivals and competitions, including
year in Germany with the Gewandhouse Choir and in Israel with the
Joining the Youth Choir during the special evening will be an
Ethiopian girls’ choir from Netanya and youth-atrisk from the Tokayer
school at Kibbutz Bahan, with which the Moran Choir works regularly.
perform Leah Goldberg’s “Sar Hayeladim.” The Moran Choir will perform
special needs students from Shafririm, and the Ensemble will pay tribute
Hagashash Hahiver tunes with members of Nitzan Onim, a center for adults
learning disabilities. All of the choirs will join to perform a medley
Israeli works in solidarity with the Schalit family in hopes of Gilad’s
The evening will be conducted and directed by Naomi Faran, who
founded the Moran Choir in 1986.
“The vital and important thing is to
create a shared experience through music as a basis for developing
skills, happiness and optimism,” Faran said in a statement. “The model
operation I developed in the choirs includes reaching out to at-risk
to integrate them into the community at large. The attribute of the
Beit Yitzhak that has remained since their inception is an
aspiration toward musical excellence alongside continuous activity with
community and for the community.”
As no event is complete without
refreshments, the Carmel Winery, Café Hillel chain, Otzarin – Eruim
production company, chef Pavris and Tali Grapes from Lahish will
food and drinks for the festive evening.July 5, Tel Aviv Museum, 7 p.m.
To donate or purchase tickets (NIS 250): (09) 898-8258.