Saturday 31 March, 11am

Saturday 31 March, 8pm

Sunday 1 April, 5pm

Sunday 1 April, 7.30pm

Monday 2 April, 7pm

Tuesday 3 April, 5pm

Tuesday 3 April, 7pm

Wednesday 4 April, 3.30pm

Wednesday 4 April, 4.30pm

Wednesday 4 April, 6pm

Thursday 5 April, 2pm

Thursday 5 April, 6pm

Friday 6 April, 12pm

Friday 6 April, 8pm

Saturday 7 April, 8pm

Sunday 8 April, 10am

Monday 9 April, 7pm

Monday 9 April, 7pm

Tuesday 10 April, 7pm

Tuesday 10 April, 7pm

Wednesday 11 April, 7pm

Thursday 12 April, 7pm

Friday 13 April, 3pm

Friday 13 April, 5pm

Friday 13 April, 8pm

Saturday 14 April, 7pm

Choral concert, Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem

Chamber concert, Lutheran Redeemer Church, Jerusalem

Chamber concert, Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Ramallah

Chamber concert, St. George’s Anglican Cathedral, Jerusalem

Chamber concert, Friends Boys’ School, Ramallah

Lecture (“Mozart and the Middle East”), Kenyon Institute, Jerusalem

Piano recital (Saleem Abboud), St George’s Anglican Cathedral, Jerusalem

Workshop with young string students, Al Kamandjati Centre, Ramallah

Lecture (“Mozart and the Middle East”), Khalil al-Sakakini Centre, Ramallah

Choral concert, Friends Boys’ School, Ramallah (with the Jerusalem Chorus)

Workshop for young musicians, Nablus the Culture, Nablus

Chamber and choral concert, Zafer Masri Foundation, Nablus

Choral concert, St Anne’s Church, Jerusalem

Good Friday Liturgy, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

Easter Vigil Liturgy, St George’s Anglican Cathedral, Jerusalem

Easter Liturgy, St George’s Anglican Cathedral, Jerusalem

Song recital, Friends Boys’ School Hall, Ramallah

The Magic Flute opera performance, Dar Annadwa, Bethlehem

Song recital, St George’s Anglican Cathedral, Jerusalem

The Magic Flute opera performance, Al Kasaba Theatre, Ramallah

Gala Concert, Ramallah Cultural Palace

Gala Concert, Dar Annadwa, Bethlehem

Lecture: Edward Said & Music, Kenyon Institute, Jerusalem

Documentary film: In Search of Mozart, Palestinian National Theatre, Jerusalem

The Magic Flute opera performance, Palestinian National Theatre, Jerusalem

Gala Concert, Lutheran Redeemer Church, Jerusalem

One of the largest collaborative arts events ever staged in the Occupied Territories, the 2007 Palestine Mozart Festival was the result of a partnership between several Palestinian and European organisations. The Choir of London hosted the Festival in partnership with the Kamandjâti Association, the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (ESNCM), and Nablus the Culture. Additional organisational support was provided by the Franco-German Cultural Centre in Ramallah. 

Planned over the course of two years, the project built on the success of the Palestine Bach Festival staged in Ramallah and Bethlehem in 2004. This scope of the 2007 Mozart Festival was considerably broader, bringing together over 150 Palestinian and international performers for a series of 19 public events held in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Bethlehem and Nablus over a two-week period.

The Festival also featured a series of educational events, ranging from introductions to opera for schoolchildren to instrumental masterclasses for advanced students.

Festival events proved extremely popular, with total attendance over the two-week period reaching over 3,200 people. Ticket prices were generally kept to a nominal minimum, thus ensuring that concerts were accessible to local audiences. Special arrangements were made for music students to enable them to attend events free of charge.

The project served to introduce many European artists to Palestine for the first time, and to reinforce connections to the region for those performers who had visited previously. The reach of the Festival was greatly extended by a very enthusiastic media response, with broad press, radio and television coverage both locally and internationally.

Click here for a gallery of images from the Festival; click here to go to the original Palestine Mozart Festival website.

Saleem Abboud


Dima Bawab /

Andrew Staples

The Magic Flute

Gala Concerts


Lectures and film

Chamber music programme



Palestine Mozart Festival 2007

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