Sounding Jerusalem 2019

August 20th - 27th 2019

Atmospheric concerts in the historic centre of Jerusalem

These days, the Magnificat Institute is welcoming into its spaces a group of professional musicians hailing from Austria and other European countries. The reason for this visit is the Sounding Jerusalem festival.

Founded and curated by cellist Erich Oskar Huetter, Sounding Jerusalem is a music festival for all people living in Jerusalem and the surrounding region, irrespective of their ethnic, social and religious backgrounds. This concert series aims to promote electrifying classical as well as innovative chamber music in inspiring surroundings as well as fostering an intercultural dialogue that contributes towards the meeting, interaction and respectful communication between people from Europe and the Middle East.

Every year Huetter and his crew organize musical events all over the Old City of Jerusalem: attended by hundreds of music lovers, these concerts bring together the magical atmosphere of Jerusalem, the precious Western musical tradition and the enthusiasm of talented performers.

The Magnificat Institute is a partner in this initiative, offering financial and logistic support. The institute also provides one of the locations of the festival: on August 21, in fact, the Fandango, Tango & Schubert event took place in one of the courtyards of the Monastery of St. Savior. On August 26, instead, students of the Magnificat will perform together with the Oberton String Octet and trumpet player Rainer Auerbach. This concert will be the culmination of an intense week of masterclasses that the guest musicians of the festival gave to a selected group of students of the Magnificat.