In the frame of the next World Symposium on Choral Music 2023/24 in Doha, Qatar, International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) with Qatar National Choral Association (QNCA) would like to present you a unique educational session.
We would like to open to you a fantastic world of Arab choral music. There is a vast wealth of beautiful choral repertoire from Arab countries, but many choral directors feel daunted when approaching it.
This session will provide an introduction to Arabic pronunciation, vocal style, emotional and cultural context by exploring three Arabic vocal pieces These varied settings present accessible examples of the many different genres, rhythms, scales, and musical styles within Arab vocal music, and are appropriate for multiple voicing and levels of choral ensembles. For each song, we will not only cover historical and musical context but also give participants a chance to delve in this music.
Presenter: Shireen Abu Khader (JO)