Sunday, April 24, 2011
Abu Ghosh Vocal Music Festival - Israel
The 38 Music Festival in Abu-Gosh
Shavuot 7-11 June 2011
Classical music fans rejoice every year during the September/October Succot holiday and then again in May/June at Shavuot, when the Israeli Arab village of Abu Ghosh is transformed into one large concert hall. Centered in the historic Kiryat Yearim church, with street performances popping up in the alleys, groves and grottos of the village, the festival features Israeli orchestras performing choral works.
This past Succot, one could enjoy the music of Schubert, Bach, Mozart and Brahms with a special "baroque hit parade" thrown in for good measure. Curiously, there was also a one-off program saluting folk music stars of the 1960s.
The festival was launched in 1957, but took a 20-year break from 1971-1992. Thousands of Israelis attend, especially from Jerusalem, which is only a 10-minute car ride away.
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Info & Tickets
Tickets are available during the festival at the box office in the churhches, cash only.
Information only during the festival - 054-6407144.
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Castel : 03-6045000 or *8965
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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 Sukot and Shvuot -- lasting between three to five days each time.