Li-Ron Choir

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Li-Ron Choir at the Choir Olympics

Li-Ron Choir (Hebrew: מקהלת לי-רון) is an Israeli award-winning choir. Its repertoire includes classical music, folk songs, Jewish and Israeli music.

History[edit]

Li-Ron Choir was established in 1980 at the Gordon School in Herzliya by Ronit Shapira.[1] The choir represents Herzliya both locally and abroad.[2] The choir is composed of three groups: children between the ages of 6-11, teenagers from 12-18 and a vocal ensemble.[3]

Participation in the choir has several goals: developing listening skills, honing the ability to process musical content and promoting tolerance and empathy. [4]

Many Israeli composers, among them Sara Shoham, Andre Hajdu, Menachem Wiesenberg, Ovadia Tuvia, Moshe Rasiuk, Mary Even-or and Moshe Zorman, have written special choral works for the choir. Li-Ron performed the Yiddish song Oyf 'n Pripetshok for the sound track of Schindler's List.[5]

International competitions[edit]

Since 1991 the choir had participated in several international competitions:

  • 1991 - Wales, England – gold medal
  • 1995 - Budapest, Hungary – gold medal, 1st prize
  • 1996 - Netanya, Israel – gold medal, 1st prize
  • 1997 - Giessen, Germany – gold medal
  • 1998 - Salsemaggiore, Italy – gold medal, 1st prize
  • 2000 - Grado, Italy – two gold medals
  • 2002 - Tolosa, Spain – 1st prize
  • 2003 - Wales, England - third prize in vocal groups competition
  • 2004 - Bremen, Germany ("Choir Olympics") - two gold medals
  • 2006 - Xiamen, China ("Choir Olympics") – gold medal and a 1st prize
  • 2008 - Graz, Austria ("Choir Olympics") – gold medal and the "World Champions" title[6]
  • 2009 - Bratislava, Slovakia – three gold medals [7]
  • 2011 - Wernigerode, Germany - three gold medals [8]

Discography[edit]

  • Schindler's List - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1994) [9] [10]
  • A Prayer for Peace - In Memory of Yitzhak Rabin (1996)
  • The Choir’s Repertoire (1996)
  • Smoke and Ashes (1998)
  • Berale Come Out (2000)
  • The Choir’s Repertoire (2002)
  • The Little Prince (2003)
  • Memorial Concert Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Holocaust of Hungarian Jewry (2005)
  • Wind & Sand (2006)
  • 2010 (2011)
  • Children's Songs (2012)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Music: Palestine and Israel
  2. ^ City of Herzliya website, Music. Retrieved 2012-26-06.
  3. ^ Choirplace: Li-Ron Choir, Israel
  4. ^ Official website, About Us. Retrieved 2012-26-06.
  5. ^ Li-Ron Herzeliya Children's Choir Tel-Aviv
  6. ^ אלופת האולימפיאדה הבינ"ל למקהלות: מקהלת לי-רון
  7. ^ Bratislava Music Agency, 1st International Youth Music Festival results competition. Retrieved 2012-24-06.
  8. ^ Interkultur, 7th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival & Competition results. Retrieved 2012-24-06.
  9. ^ IMDb, Schindler's List. Retrieved 2012-24-06.
  10. ^ CD Universe, Schindler's List Soundtrack CD. Retrieved 2012-24-06.

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