Posted on May 06, 2013

Siwar Choir's growing number of local fans once again experienced the magic of music at a special concert held on Friday night. The audience enjoyed a harmonious dialogue between two cultures in a two-hour performance of classical songs from the East and West.

The special participation of the German MDR Leipzig Radio Children’s Choir, the only radio children’s choir in Germany, added a unique dimension to the concert. Sixty boys and girls from this unique choir joined their peers in Qatar for a special joint performance.

The Concert was enriched by globally renowned guest musicians including award-winning artist and soloist Pedro Eustache, Lebanese pianist and composer Michel Fadel, and German Soprano Felicita Fuchs. Each delivered a brilliant live performance accompanied by an orchestra of thirty-three musicians led by Maestro Nabih El Khatib.

JCC’s Board Member and Acting Director General Manager Haya bint Khalifa Al Nassr said of the show: “This concert is a vivid example of Siwar’s vision, which aims to open new horizons for Arab children to discover their rich and diverse musical heritage. There is no doubt that this event shows the choir’s ability to express themselves confidently and showcase their talents. This concert will raise public awareness of the value of our musical heritage and the important role of music in creating a robust cultural dialogue between the East and West.” 

Also speaking on the occasion, JCC Deputy Executive General Manager and Acting Director of Channels, Saad Al-Hudaifi said: “The love and passion expressed today by the new generation of talented children towards our musical heritage underscores our commitment to support the choir and provide them with more opportunities to refine and express their talents in public. There is no doubt that the success of this concert comes in line with the choir’s dedication and record of outstanding achievements. Siwar Choir, which is one of JCC’s flagship cultural initiatives, is an integral part of our objective to provide innovative and distinct programs that enrich the lives of our audiences throughout the world." 

Siwar Choir was launched to support talented Arab children and provide them with the unique opportunity to develop their musical talents in collaboration with professional musicians. Siwar Choir presents classical music in a modern way, empowering the new generation of Arab children to discover the value and richness of Arab musical heritage.

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