Twice a year, during Sukkot and Shavuot, a vocal music festival is held in the ancient monasteries in Abu Gosh. Leading choirs from Israel and around the world participate, bringing with them a wealth of creativity and providing a moving experience for everyone, whether they are classical vocal music aficionados or not. The breadth of colors and voices heard in the monasteries, along with the international musical language. create a unique harmony, providing an experiences for all of your senses. Concerts are also held in the Benedictine Monastery crypt, a charming place under which flows a spring. Opera singers, chamber music ensembles and choirs also perform in the monastery’s lovely garden.
The upcoming festival will take place during 18-22 May and the next during Sukkot, October 6-10, 2010. This year the festival will host the renowned chamber music choir from Stuttgart, conducted by Maestro Frieder Bernius, as well as singers from Israel and around the world, including bass-baritone singer Louis Alberto Fernández Llaneza. The concert program is varied and exciting: Pieces by Bach, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Theodorakis and South American musicians will be played, and acts featuring audience participation will be performed.