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Meitav Vocal Ensemble

 

The Meitav Vocal Ensemble of the Rosh Ha'ayin Municipal Conservatorium was founded in 2005 by the conductor and musical director Idit Krymolowski-Shopen. The ensemble is active within the framework of The Rosh Ha'Ayin Musical Center, directed by Dr. Meir Tzruya, and it is supported by the local authorities, being part of the Education Department of the city of Rosh Ha'Ayin.

The ensemble includes 18 boys and girls, aged 14-18. Its members, representing a varied population of Rosh Ha'ayin, meet to rehearse twice a week, and when they join they receive Voice Development lessons, solfeggio, listening and the law of music, and lessons in the art of performing and stage expression.

The repertoire is wide and includes classical music from the Renaissance up to contemporary, original Israeli pieces, Israeli folksongs from all periods, and choral arrangements for jazz, blues and pop music.

The ensemble cooperates with choreographs and guest musicians, and often performs in the community and outside of it in choir meetings, in workshops and on the professional stage.

Over the last two years the ensemble has won much success and recognition both from the general public and in professional circles and performs often in Rosh Ha'Ayin and around Israel: a first visit to the USA in the framework of the project  'Participation 2000' led, among other things, to a joint appearance with The Collegiate Chorale of New York and to an invitation to appear in the music festival in Noya-Innsbruck in Germany, and in the 'Peace and Arts Festival' in the United Nations building in New York.