The Jerusalem Youth Chorus
The Jerusalem Youth Chorus empowers young singers to become leaders for peace in their communities by providing a space where they can engage one another in musical and verbal dialogue. Through this combination of high level music-making and interpersonal engagement, the Jerusalem Youth Chorus seeks to create a life-changing experience for its members. The results shine onstage and have inspired audiences in Jerusalem and world-over since its founding in 2012.
“Empowering youth from East and West Jerusalem”
A choral and dialogue program for Israeli and Palestinian high school students in Jerusalem, the chorus’s mission is to provide a space for these young people from East and West Jerusalem to grow together in song and dialogue. Through the co-creation of music and the sharing of stories, the chorus seeks to empower youth in Jerusalem to become leaders in their communities and inspire singers and listeners around the world to work for peace.
The Jerusalem Youth Chorus is unique in its combination of music and dialogue programming, providing a transformative experience for its singers that yields both friendship and understanding on an individual and collective level across lines of religion, nationality, language, and culture. The chorus goes beyond simply singing together, delving deeper into identities, life experiences, communal narratives, religious traditions, and national histories through dialogue, all within the safe space of the musical ensemble and the strong personal bonds and community it creates.
You can give to the Jerusalem Youth Chorus through Seeds of Peace, so your gift is tax-deductible. Learn more here.