Conductor's Workshop in Dubai, September 2019 group picture © INTERKULTUR
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"Voice of Tolerance" promotes choral singing in Dubai

INTERKULTUR workshop for conductors at Arab schools

The promotion of choral music worldwide is one of INTERKULTUR's main objectives. For this reason, the project "Voice of Tolerance" was initiated in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates, which aims at reviving the school choir system in the public schools of the UAE.

The focus of this project, which consists of three workshops and culminates in a national competition in June 2020, is therefore the well-founded training of the teachers/ conductors of the future school choirs. Following a first event in June 2019 from 24 to 30 August 2019 the second workshop of the project took place, which was attended by about 60 teachers.

Johan Rooze, Artistic Director of INTERKULTUR and Nicol Matt, Musical Director of the Chamber Choir of Europe act as workshop leaders during this project. They will both act as adjudicators during the final competition in March 2020 together with local experts from the United Arab Emirates.

The next workshops will happen in October 2019 (with Nicol Matt) and in January 2020 (with Nicol Matt and Johan Rooze).