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ON STAGE in Israel
Israel is your stage!
As one of the cradles of civilization, Israel offers a very high and unparalleled diversity and intensity of experience. This tiny piece of land between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea never fails to offer an all-in-one intellectual exploration of history, art and religion thanks to its different cultures and religions, its geographically diverse landscapes, the big contrasts between its cities and a combination of European, North African and Middle Eastern culture, so prepare to often gasp in awe at all the beauty this land has to offer.
Regarded as the biblical Holy Land by Jews, Christians and Muslims, Israel is a true crossroad of civilizations and its biggest cities are also the world’s top destinations. Jerusalem, the “City of Gold” and the country’s largest city is one of the oldest in the world. Tel Aviv, on the other hand, is a cosmopolitan, cultural and financial global city with a UNESCO world heritage area of Bauhaus architecture.
Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – Israel is nothing less!
WELCOME TO ISRAEL
Combine your passion for travelling with your love for music and celebrate with us the most beautiful hobby in the world: singing - Israel is your stage!
We are very happy to invite you to our ON STAGE stages and to be part of our choir family.
NEW! INSPIRING! NON-COMPETITIVE!
INTERKULTUR’s new project combines your wanderlust and your love of music. The ON STAGE event series is ready to check off your list of must-see cities and will do so while providing all the comforts of a non-competitive choral music event and the opportunities and delights of a tourist tour around local traditions, culture and history….and, yes, also around local fun. Worldwide landmark cities like Tel Aviv, Verona, Florence, Tirana, Lisbon and Prague these first-rate destinations will be your stage and heaven for the 4-day events which will revolve around friendship concerts, touristic tours, workshops and celebration.
The events are designed for all those who wish to combine their music with travelling, learning and experiencing of new destinations.
The schedule will include touristic activities (i.e. sightseeing), short concerts in touristic places (churches, halls), a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants.
"Once more, thank you for the Lisbon festival! The happy memories of light and sounds of Lisbon bring us still strength now that November is here."
Registration deadline: November 16, 2020
With the event package INTERKULTUR offers participants of its events a special service
We take care of all the details and through authorized agencies of the INTERKULTUR event series we offer an event package that includes, amongst others, accommodation in different hotel categories as well as other local services.
Here you can find the document with the rates in the available accommodation categories. If you need more information or have a question, please use our contact form.
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Visas - as far as requested - generally take a long time. Therefore please make sure to apply for your visa as soon as possible. It is in your own interest. In case you apply too late, you risk a rejection of your visa registration!
Please contact the embassy of the host country in your country to get detailed information what restrictions and regulations apply to you!
Please keep also in mind that you might need transit visas, depending on your itinerary to the competition country.
If you do not have a valid passport yet, please apply for this immediately!
Participants of some countries need an invitation letter as well as a stamped list of participants to apply for a visa. INTERKULTUR can issue these documents.
INTERKULTUR can issue the invitation letter for the duration of the event and can stamp your list of participants to apply for visas only if you have fulfilled all the following conditions:
- you have successfully applied for the event and paid the registration fee to INTERKULTUR
- you have paid the down payment for the event package to our partner agency M&C Music Contact GmbH
- you have sent us the completed list of participants (no handwriting!)
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The events are designed for all those who wish to combine their music with travelling and learning as well as the exploration of new destinations.
Among others, the schedule will include the following performance opportunities:
- A guided city tour including performances with local and international choirs in various singing spots (i.e. squares etc), churches or other performance locations.
- A workshop where participants will be introduced to the musical tradition of the region and work on 1-2 pieces to perform together at the final concert.
- Acoustic and stage rehearsals.
- Final concert with performances of appr. 15 minutes per choir and a joint performance of all choirs with the pieces from the workshop.
- Performances in churches.
Additional touristic activities, performances and individual programs can be organized upon request.
We are very happy to introduce the workshop lecturer to our ON STAGE in Israel, Ron Gang.
Besides his work as a conductor and choral trainer, Ron Gang is a singer, composer, arranger, producer and central figure in the modern Israeli a-cappella scene. From 1999 to 2010, Ron was COO of the music technology international company Music Genome, which dealt with music personalization using Artificial Intelligence.
He has been the founder of many choral groups such as the international acapella group Vocalocity and the ensemble Kol @ Soul.
At present, Ron Gang is the CEO of Mila, the largest vocal association in Israel. “MILA” unites app. 5000 members (singers and conductors) and organizes many events and activities throughout the year.
in cooperation with
MILA Israeli Center for Choirs and Ensembles
Local Artistic Director
INTERKULTUR Executive Committee
Dr. Christoph Wirtz, Secretary General
A thousand years of history, numerous religions, palm-fringed beach promenades in front of a turquoise sea and the skyline of a metropolis in the background? Welcome to the Middle East, welcome to Israel. With an area of 22,380 km², Israel is about as large as the German state of Hesse. Located on the southeastern Mediterranean coast, it neighbours with Syria, Egypt, the West Bank, Jordan and the Gaza Strip.
The country is divided into four regions: the Mediterranean coast, the country of the Jordan, the hilly landscape and the Negev desert. The boundary to the waterside is the Red Sea in the south and the Mediterranean Sea in the west. Two large lakes in the country offer a uniqueness. The Dead Sea with its high salt content and the freshwater lake Genezareth are the lowermost still waters on earth. The population of 8.5 million people is growing steadily, and with an average age of 30 years the population is quite young. About ten percent of the population live in Jerusalem.
How was the last time?
Are you interested in previous events of this series? Check out the last edition of ON STAGE in Israel!