French Embassy, French Institute of Jordan organize concert performed by Amwaj Choir of Palestine

20-06-2024 05:12 PM

Ammon News - Under the patronage of H.E. Mrs. Haifa Najjar, Minister of Culture, the French Embassy and the French Institute of Jordan organize a concert performed by the Amwaj Choir of Palestine, on Tuesday 25 June, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at the Al Hussein Cultural Centre in Amman .

The Amwaj Choir of Palestine (Hebron / Bethlehem) presents a musical programme around ‘Dalia’, a character who represents the voices of peoples forced into exile. From a multilingual and plural creation, we enter the intimate universe of a young Syrian girl. Mirroring her story, the young choir singers were keen to dedicate their songs to the children of Gaza.
With this new production, already performed in Belgium and France in February 2024, the artists wish to "demonstrate solidarity, through art, with the suffering of the people" (Nelson Mandela).

A very special guest is expected... Jordanian soprano Zeina Barhoum will join our young singers on stage.

Amwaj ("waves" in Arabic) is an independent educational program for children and youth, established in 2015 in Bethlehem and Hebron, in partnership with their respective cultural centers. Run by a mixed team of French and Palestinian educators, Amwaj provides young people with access to high-quality music education through an intensive program focused on collective singing. The choir explores a wide range of repertoires, from medieval music to contemporary creations, including world music and traditional Arabic songs.


Amwaj Choir of Palestine (Hebron / Bethlehem), cond. Mathilde Vittu
Stage direction: Marina Meinero
Choir conductors: Lina Shweiki, Rimah Natsheh, Tala Abuomar
Soloists: Tala Abuomar, Jude Abueisheh, Aleen Masoud
Narrators: Ahmad Rahhal, Judy Qawwar
Translation: Yasmine Haje
Pianists: Ramzi Shomali, Rimah Natsheh, Lucie Tronche
Percussionist: Ma’en Ghoul

Mathilde Vittu holds numerous awards from the CNSMD (Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris), and a doctorate in musicology from the Université Paris-Sorbonne. She has taught at various conservatories and universities in France, in the Sultanate of Oman and at the Edward Saïd National Conservatory in Palestine. Since 2014, Mathilde Vittu has divided her life between the CNSMDP, where she teaches complementary musicology disciplines, and the Amwaj choral school in Palestine (Hebron and Bethlehem), which she founded and manages.

AMWAJ CHOIR (Hébron / Bethléem)
Adam Saheb, Ahmad Abulhalaweh, Ahmed Rahhal, Ali Qaraqe, Ameer Mawie, Aref Khleif, Diana Abueisheh, Dyar Jamal, Fakhri Shweke, Ghina Qawwar, Jannat Karajat, Jude Abueisheh, Judy Qawwar, Kenan Al-Sharif, Layan Halawani, Lina Shweiki, Lujain Abdrabbo, Lujayn Abueisheh, Mahmoud Katbeh, Majd Khleif, Mariam Faraj, Masa Abueisheh, Mohammed Halawani, Mohammed Salah, Mohammed Shweiki, Mohannad Khaleef, Nayroz Housheya, Rayan Qasim, Reem Madhoun, Ritaj Jamal, Sham Irzeiqat, Sham Karajat, Sofia Abueisheh, Sulaf Madia, Tala Abuomar, Yacoub Natsheh.

They are also joined on stage by the children's choir of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate School in Amman, directed by Mr. Nabil Al-Rabadi.

This project came to life thanks to the collaboration of the French Institute of Jerusalem. It is supported by the French Embassy and the Institut Français in Jordan under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of Jordan.

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