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The Holy Land Organ Festival
Music from the Churches of the Middle East and the Levant

The unique feature of the Terra Sancta Organ Festival is that it is being held at the churches and shrines of the Holy Land and in the locations where the Franciscan Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land have been active for centuries: Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria.

The Terra Sancta Organ Festival is one way to bear witness to the presence of the Christian communities in the Middle East and the Levant in the field of music and culture. Here, organ music is a superior artistic contribution perceived as specifically Christian, the pipe organ being present almost exclusively inside churches. The festival is also an opportunity to promote the maintenance of organs and the study of this instrument, necessary for the liturgy.

The concerts take place in churches, but all are welcome, regardless of their religious affiliation: the Terra Sancta Organ Festival represents, in fact, one of the rare occasions in the Middle East and the Levant in which one can listen to the sound of a pipe organ outside of its normal liturgical context.

 


BREAKING NEWS

HOLY LAND PIPE ORGAN WEEKS 2021

Admission Free to all concerts: priority entrance upon booking on organfestival@custodia.org
Access is restricted to a very limited number of people in compliance with the covid restrictions

 

5 October 2021 at 6:00 pm | JAFFA (TEL AVIV) | St. Peter’s Church

Alexander Gorin (Ukraine / Israel), organ

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6 October 2021 at 6:00 pm | NAZARETH | Basilica of the Annunciation (Lower church)

ITALIAN PIPE ORGAN MUSIC

Roman Krasnovsky (Ukraine / Israel), organ

With the extraordinary participation of the Annunciation Basilica Choir, Firas Akkawi conductor, Fr. George Lewett, pipe organ.

This concert is organized in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Haifa and with Fondazione Terra Santa – Milano

Live streamed on:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/TerraSanctaOrganFestival

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerraSanctaOrgan/

Website: https://www.tsorganfestival.org/

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7 October 2021 at 6:00 pm | JERUSALEM | St. Saviour’s Church (Old City – New Gate)

CZECH & EUROPEAN PIPE ORGAN MUSIC

Alexander Gorin (Ukraine / Israel), organ

This concert is organized in collaboration with Czech House Jerusalem

Live streamed on:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/TerraSanctaOrganFestival

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerraSanctaOrgan/

Website: https://www.tsorganfestival.org/

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12 October 2021 at 6:00 pm | JAFFA (TEL AVIV) | St. Peter’s Church

ITALIAN MUSIC FOR PIPE ORGAN & ORCHESTRA

Yuval Rabin (Israel), organ

Gefen Rabin (Israel), violin

Tchelet Rabin (Israel), cello

Israel Sinfonietta conducted by Oren Gross-Thaler

This concert is organized in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Tel Aviv and with Fondazione Terra Santa – Milano

Live streamed on:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/TerraSanctaOrganFestival

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerraSanctaOrgan/

Website: https://www.tsorganfestival.org/

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13 October 2021 at 6:00 pm | NAZARETH | Basilica of the Annunciation (Lower church)

ITALIAN PIPE ORGAN MUSIC

Sr.Cecilia Pia Manelli (Italy), organ

 

With the extraordinary participation of
Lucia D’Anna (Italy), cello

This concert is organized in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Haifa and with Fondazione Terra Santa – Milano

Live streamed on:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/TerraSanctaOrganFestival

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerraSanctaOrgan/

Website: https://www.tsorganfestival.org/

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14 October 2021 at 6:00 pm | JERUSALEM | St. Saviour’s Church (Old City – New Gate)

ROMAN KRASNOVSKY (UKRAINE / ISRAEL), pipe organ
Roman Krasnovsky replaces Peter Michael Seifried who recently injured his hand

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15 October 2021 at 5:00 pm | BETHLEHEM | Church of St. Catherine at Nativity Basilica

Sr.Cecilia Pia Manelli (Italy), organ

Fr. Jago Soce (Australia), organ

The audience is not admitted.

Live streamed on:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/TerraSanctaOrganFestival

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerraSanctaOrgan/

Website: https://www.tsorganfestival.org/

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The TERRA SANCTA ORGAN FESTIVAL CD



Live streaming of concerts and celebrations from Nazareth

Join us to watch the concerts live streaming below:

5 p.m. – Jerusalem, Athens, Rhodes, Cyprus, Damascus, Amman, Beirut
4 p.m. – Roma, Berlin, Wien, Bern and Central European Time
3 p.m. – London, Dublin, Lisbon
11 a.m. – Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires
10 a.m. – EST
9 a.m. – CT
8 a.m. – MT
7 a.m. – PT

WATCH MORE CONCERTS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/c/TerraSanctaOrganFestival

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Contact Us

Terra Sancta Organ Festival
Custodia Terrae Sanctae
Memorial of Moses
Mount Nebo Siyagha
Faysaliyah – P.O.B. 217196
Madaba JORDAN
e-mail: organfestival@custodia.org