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Choir of London - blog

Each week over the next month, the four students will share their stories of this life-changing musical experience. You can follow them as they make the journey from their homes in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza to London by following our Facebook page or keeping an eye on this blog.

The students’ visit will culminate in a public showcase concert at the Mosaic Rooms, Earls Court, on 30th July - click here for more information. You can reserve a free place at this event by emailing rsvp@choiroflondon.org.

Jude: “Going to London with the Choir of London will be giving me the chance to tell my story.”


I am expecting to learn different things such as how to use music and my social experiences together and make great connections out of it. With that, I plan on using my musical and social abilities when meeting different people where we can teach and learn from each other. I want to teach more about my country, culture and more importantly about the Palestinian conflict and occupation. Being a Palestinian musician is hard yet wonderful; the issue of Palestine and the occupation is still not being addressed enough, but I know that if I work hard enough to spread it, through music, it can create a difference. In Palestine, classical musicians are different and unique because we are willing to tackle things that are different from our culture yet still be engraved in it. We are trying to live a life as normal as possible.


Going to London with the Choir of London will be giving me the chance to tell my story - it is a huge opportunity that I will take in a heartbeat, use it and make the best out of it. This isn't just an opportunity musically but it's an opportunity to be an ambassador for my country, learn about Britain and its people, and to have the time of my life.