Abu-Gosh Vocal Music Festival ,Sukkot 10-14.10.2017

Abu Gosh 52nd Festival – 2017

The Abu-Gosh Festival is the leading and most important festival in the Israeli vocal music scene. The Festival has existed in its present layout since 1992, and it takes place twice a year – on Sukkoth and Shavuoth – lasting between three to five days each time.
This Abu-Gosh Vocal Music Festival will take place on Sukkot between 10-14.10.17

Music Director Hanna Tzur

Concerts at the St. Joseph Church (Kiryat Yearim)

Abu-Gosh Vocal Music Festival ,Sukkot 10-14.10.2017

The Program:

1 Wednesday / 11.10.17 / 11:30

The Renowned Choir From Stuttgart with Mendelssohn, Bach and Mahler 
The Festival's Guest from Germany

Mendelssohn – Te deum for double choir, soloists and organ
Bach – Jesu, meine Freude, motet BWV 227
Mahler – Song for 16 voices

Kammerchor Stuttgart
Maestro Frieder Bernius – conductor

2 Wednesday / 11.10.17 / 15:00

Canto General – Mikis Theodorakis and Pablo Neruda

Oratorio for soloists, choir and orchestra to poems by Pablo Neruda, Nobel Prize winner

Silvia Kigel – alto
Yoel Sivan - baritone
Zvi Salton – narrator
The Kibbutz Artzi Choir
Barocada Collective Ensemble
Bouzouki, flutes, piano and percussion players
Yuval Ben Ozer – conductor

3 Thursday / 12.10.17 / 11:30

Stabat Mater

Schubert – Ave Maria
Haydn – Stabat Mater for soloists, choir and orchestra
Spirituals -   I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Deep River, Amazing Grace
Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah, with soloists, choir and the audience

Hadas Faran – soprano
Avital Deri – alto
Eitan Drori – tenor
Yair Polishook – bass
The Ramat Gan Chamber Choir
The Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra
Hannah Tzur – conductor

4 Thursday / 12.10.17 / 15:00

Romantic, Classic and Baroque Festivities in Abu Gosh

Schubert – Mirjam's Siegesgesang, D. 942 for soprano, choir and orchestra  
Haydn – Salve Regina for choir, orchestra and solo organ
Bach - Ich lasse dich nicht, motet for double choir, orchestra and organ
Zeira / Orland – There Were the Nights, arr. Avner Itai

Sarah Even Haim – soprano
Singer and musicians of the Barocameri Ensemble
Bart Berman – pianist and organist
Avner Itai – conductor

5 Thursday / 12.10.17 / 18:00

The Renowned Choir From Stuttgart with Mendelssohn, Bach and Mahler 
The Festival's Guest from Germany

Mendelssohn – Te deum for double choir, soloists and organ
Bach – Jesu, meine Freude, motet BWV 227
Mahler – Song for 16 voices

Kammerchor Stuttgart
Maestro Frieder Bernius – conductor

6 Friday / 13.10.17 / 11:30

Vocal Eight Ensemble – Voices and Perfumes
Hosting the artist Yair Dalal with beautiful and rich polyphonic music

Yair Dalal – Sigale, Through Your Vailed Eyes
Sara Levi-Tanai – Thank You Lord
Gerba poetry – Adon Olam, arr. Yehezkel Braun
Bach – Aria on G string 
Tahadini combined with Bach – from the cantata Vachet auf

Yair Dalal – singer, violinist and arranger
Erez Munk – percussionist
Vocal Eight Ensemble

7 Friday / 13.10.17 / 15:00

From Armenia to Abu Gosh – The Armenian Little Singers    
Israeli Debut    
Classical and Armenian folk music 
The Festival's Guest from Armenia
Mozart – Ave verum
Bizet – Agnus dei
Debussy – Le printemps
Rachmaninov – Ave Maria
Rogers and Hammerstein – Edelweiss
Armenian folk songs

The Armenian Little Singers
Tigran Hekekyan – conductor

Abu-Gosh Vocal Music Festival ,Sukkot 10-14.10.2017

8 Saturday / 14.10.17 / 11:30

Diluvio – Sensuous Sicilian Oratorio by Michelangelo Falvetti for soloists and orchestra

Tal Ganor, Yuval Oren - soprano
David Feldman – counter tenor
Oshri Segev - tenor
Yair Polishook – bass
Phoenix Orchestra on period instruments
Myrna Herzog - conductor and music director

9 Saturday / 14.10.17 / 15:00

The Russian men's choir SIMVOL VERY with Naama women's Ensemble

Russian folk songs
Rachmaninov – Vocalise
Dvorak – Moravian folk songs
Tchaikovsky – Songs
Mendelssohn - Magnificat

Rona Israel Kolat – soprano
Ruth Norman - alto
Pavel Plemianitchev - tenor
Andrei Sorokin - bass
Svitlana Kardiako Lugova - pianist
Naama Ensemble
Simvol Very Men's Choir
Pnina Inbar, Seraphim Dubanov – conductors

10 Saturday / 14.10.17 / 18:00

The Madrigalists Are Back

From the British Isles: Music by Dowland, Elgar, and Beatles songs
French Delights: Passereau - Il est bel et bon
The Italian Boot: Monteverdi – comic dialogue; Gabrieli – O Magnum Mysterium
The Spanish Kingdom – Morenica, Pase l'agoa

Einat Aronstein, Hadas Faran – soprano
Avital Deri – alto
David Feldman – counter tenor
Eitan Drori, Oshri Segev – tenor
Guy Pelc, Yoav Weiss – bass
Ophira Zakai – lute player
Amit Tiefenbrunn – viola da gamba player
Oded Geizhals – percussionist
Yizhar Karshon – harpsichord player and music director

Concerts at the Crypt

11 Thursday / 12.10.17 / 14:00

Rozhinkes mit Mandlen – Childhood Lullabies
Yair Dalal and Lenka Lichtenberg with Lullabies in Yiddish, Iraquish, Hebrew, Salve, Czech and English

Rozhinkes mit Mandlen, Sleep, Baby, Sleep, Oyfn veg shteyt a boym, Mayn rue-platz, Sigala, Orcha Bamidbar (Yamini usemol), and more

Yair Dalal – oud player, violinist, music director
Lenka Lichtenberg – singer

12 Thursday / 12.10.17 / 16:15

Puccini, Gershwin, Verdi, Johann Strauss
An attractive combination between opera hits, operetta, musical and film music

Puccini – Musetta's waltz – La Bohème; mio babbino caro - Gianni Schicchi 
Gershwin – Summer Time – Porgy and Bess
Lloyd Webber – Think of Me – Phantom of the Opera
Johann Strauss – Mein Herr Marquis – Die Fledermaus
Verdi – Ah, fors' è lui (It may be him) – La Traviata
Father, Can You Hear Me? – from the movie Yentle
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – from the movie Wizard of Oz

Tali Ketzef – soprano
Eran Zehavi – pianist, conductor and arranger

13 Friday / 13.10.17 / 14:00

From London with Inspiration
Adele's and John Dowland's Soul Singing

Adele – Someone Like You, Send My Love, Hello, All I Ask, Don't Your Remember?
Dowland – Come Again, I Saw My Lady Weep, Flow My Tears, If I Never Can
Three Irish songs for solo guitar

Ayelet Cohen – soprano
Shai Sobol – guitar player

14 Friday / 13.10.17 / 16:15

Silvia Kiegel – Canto General's Soloist in Tangos from Gardel to Piazzolla

Libertango, La cumparsita, El día que me quieras, El corazón al sur, Negrita María, Los mareados, Nostalgia, Malena, Cafe bar en Buenos Aires, Milonga sentimental

Silvia Kiegel – alto
Itay Abramovitz – pianist
Pavel Levin – violinist

15 Saturday / 14.10.17 / 14:00

Gipsy Time – Human Folklore of Joy and Sorrow

Theodorakis/Lorca – Romancero Gitano
Goran Bregovic/Emir Kusturica –Time of the Gypsies movie theme
Delibes – Les filles de Kadix
Dvorak – Three gipsy songs
Brahms –Three gipsy songs
Sarasate – Gipsy dance for violin and piano
Brahms – Hungarian dances for violin and piano

Shiri Hershkovitch – soprano
Saida Bar-Lev – violinist (the Israel Philhramonic Orchestra)
Irit Rob – pianist (the Israel Philhramonic Orchestra)

16 Saturday / 14.10.17 / 16:15

Bob Dylan's Greatest

Blowin' in the Wind, Just Like a Woman, Sara, Not Dark Yet, Knocking on Heaven's Door, Masters of War,
Lay Lady Lay, All Along the Watchtower
Cavatina from the Deer Hunter for solo guitar

Yair Polishook – bass
Eyal Leber – guitar player

Abu-Gosh Vocal Music Festival ,Sukkot 10-14.10.2017


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