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The Nitzan Choir

 

The 'Nitzan' Choir was established in 2003 by Vita Gurevitch. Today it is made up of two parts (the representative and the youth), where each has about 35 children (youth – 7-12 years old; representative - 13-18).

The repertoire includes classical pieces, Israeli pieces (including some that were written especially for the choir by the composers Amit Viner, Sophia Gelman-Kish and others, esthetic Israeli songs, folksongs and international songs.

Every year the representative choir sings in performances and official ceremonies in Netanya and outlying areas. In 2005-2008, the choir participated in the production of the Israeli Opera 'The Elixir of Love' by Donizetti, with the Ra'anana Orchestra, under the baton of David Zebba and with soloists of the Israeli opera. Other important performances of the choir were at the International Guitar festival with the Be'er Sheva Sinfonietta under the baton of Doron Solomon, and in a gala concert with the singer David D'Or, that took place in the framework of the 'City Meets Music' Festival. In 2010, the choir represented Netanya in a performance tour in Germany, organized in the framework of Twin cities - Netanya and Giessen.

Vita Gurevitch – has an MA in choir conducting, a BA in orchestra conducting and classical singing from the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. She founded and is the musical director of the Nitzan choir. She is a voice-training teacher and head of the Vocal Department at the Batorion Conservatorium in Netanya. She won the first prize at the International Choral festival at Kathaumixw (Canada) in 2000 . She won a scholarship from the American-Israel Foundation for orchestra and choir conducting from 1999-2005. In the past she served as an outstanding musician in the vocal group of the IDF (Israel Defense Forces).