About the Israeli Center for Vocal Music
The Israeli Center for Vocal Music at Beit Yizhak in the Emek Hefer region was established in 2002 on the initiative and under the direction of Naomi Faran, Musical Director of the Center and of all four Moran choirs.
The Center’s primary aim is to serve as the home of singing in Israel.
The Center conducts a wide variety of activities to promote and develop vocal music in Israel, as well as special and extraordinary activities designed for the community:
Conductors workshops in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, composition and performance of original choral works and operas, joint meetings between choirs, master classes for singers, manager-conductor workshops aimed at the business community, hosting of visiting conductors and choirs from overseas.
"We believe that vocal music encourages the development of listening, sensitivity, understanding and tolerance; it enhances interpersonal relations and creates a bridge between cultures and peoples… singing leads to the forging of contacts, acceptance and the advancement of underprivileged sectors of the population. There is a reciprocal relationship between the quest for excellence in the community and a collaboration with the community towards excellence."
Goals of the Israeli Center for Vocal Music:
- To serve as a unique national and international vocal music center
- To promote serious and popular singing
- To create a singing culture among children, youth and adults
- To cultivate a partnership with the community
- To train young opera and choral singers
- To encourage the creation of original Israeli compositions
- To provide a base and a home for the development of excellence
- To establish a physical home for vocal music with a large concert hall, workshops, classrooms and a recording studio
- To hold workshops, concerts, festivals, music events, concerts with narrative explanation and children’s operas