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Hallelujah Festival (Yearly event)

زبورPsalmus, תהילים

8.12.20-7.1.21

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We are pleased to dedicate the inaugural program of our new festival to the Book of Psalms. The Book of Psalms is comprised of 150 hymns of praise, infused with a feeling of thanksgiving. This is humanity’s most basic spiritual sentiment: gratitude and praise towards God, to the concept of a supreme and sublime power, for the world and its inherent good. Western classical music was born from these songs of praise. First, prayers in synagogues and churches developed, based on oral traditions and folk hymns. Then, under the auspices of the Catholic Church, the singing of chants evolved into complex polyphonic music. Musical instruments were added over the generations.
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The Book of Psalms is sacred for the three major monotheistic religions, and for centuries composers of all three have been fascinated by its picturesque beauty and the power of its verses. Our festival, which lasts a month, is dedicated to the beautiful music inspired by the psalms, from King David to modern times.
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A Series of 8 ConcertsDiscount PriceFull PriceSingle ticket
Hall 830 NIS920 NIS150 NIS
Balcony650 NIS720 NIS135 NIS
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Concerts in this Series
December 8

In Wisdom you Made them All

18:00
The Psalms in the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian traditions. An inter-religious conference will be held before the concert
December 8

Zabur Festival Opening Gala Concert

20:00
Works by Paul Ben-Haim and Mohammad Fairouz
December 17

Sing unto the Lord a New Song

20:00
Mozart‘s Davide Penitente, k.469, Bernstein‘s Chichester Psalms and the world première of Voices of Saudade (commissioned by the JSO) by Talia Amar.
December 21

Canticle Circles

21:30
An original work whose inspiration is drawn from the Book of Psalms and the Islamic book of Zabur, approached as an invitation for dialogue and connection (composition: Emmanuel Witzthum) and eight original compositions by teenage composers from Jerusalem
December 23

Genesis: An encounter with the percussion instruments

17:00
Join us on a heart throbbing tour of the percussion instruments. We will witness a duel of percussionists and their wands - until the very last beat!
December 27

Saith the Lord

20:00
The Jerusalem Symphony hosts the Barrocade Ensemble and The Israeli Vocal Ensemble (Yuval Ben-Ozer, conductor) for a wonderful evening of A Capella Works based on Psalms in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Traditions, featuring works by Handel, Monteverdi, Zvi Avni , Ives and Rossi.
December 29

A Psalm of David

20:00
Psalm-inspired cantorial music from Sephardic traditions - under the baton of Ariel Cohen and with the Firqat Alnoor Orchestra.
January 6

Bach's Psalms

20:00
The Jerusalem Symphony hosts the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra for an amazing concert, featuring two wonderful Cantatas by Bach: Cantata 131, Aus der tiefe, rufe ich, Herr, zu dir and Cantata 150, Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich
January 18

Let Us Shout for Joy unto Him with Psalms

20:00
Cantorial music from the Eastern European Jewish traditions of psalms and works inspired by them - under the baton of Eli Jaffe.