The Three Cultures Foundation of the Mediterranean promotes this vocal ensemble made up of selected Moroccan and Andalusian voices

The Three Cultures Choir will give two concerts in Morocco

The Mohammed V National Theatre in Rabat and the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Casablanca are the venues chosen by the Three Cultures Foundation for the two concerts that the Three Cultures Choir will offer in Morocco, on 9 and 10 June, respectively.

These two free recitals will feature around a hundred artists: the Moroccan members belong to Les Voix du Choeur, based in Rabat, a vocal ensemble that brings together some 50 choral enthusiasts who usually perform a rich and diverse repertoire that mixes tradition and modernity. As for the Andalusians, most of them come from various groups in Seville, such as ProyectoeLe, the Coro de Cámara de Sevilla, the Sociedad Musical de Sevilla, Coro Codice, A5 Vocal Ensemble and the Coro de la Asociación de Amigos de la Maestranza, among others.

The vocal ensemble will be accompanied by a selection of 29 professional musicians, mostly from Morocco, with extensive experience and musical training, who will fuse the sounds of instruments such as violins and double basses with kanun, percussion and ney. 

With regard to the programme, the Moroccan repertoire proposes a selection of works that form part of the musical heritage of this country, with a Jewish heritage, and which have been arranged by Idriss Lamarti and Aschraf Sbai, specifically Achakat Tafla Andalousia & Mahani Zine by Salim Halali, Al Hamouchia, Khlili by Lemchaheb, Hbib Al Qalb by Abdessadeq Chqara and Bourakia, pieces that will be conducted by Rabii Merouane. 

On the Spanish side, conductors Carlos Cansino and María Jesús Pacheco will perform the works Contemplación (2002), by José Manuel Gil, and Requie. Op 48 (1886-88), by Gabriel Fauré with arrangements by Edgar F. Girtain, respectively.

These recitals will be the culmination of a much broader process, in which the participants will share rehearsals from 7 June, with moments of exchange and days of coexistence not only to combine their voices, but above all to get to know each other better, fostering intercultural dialogue and respect between people of different origins and religious traditions.

The Three Cultures Foundation invites all citizens of Rabat and Casablanca who wish to attend these two concerts, simply by showing up at the venues and on the dates indicated: Friday, 9 June, at 8 p.m., at the Mohamed V National Theatre in Rabat, and Saturday, 10 June, at 8 p.m., at the Notre-Dame de Lourdes Church in Casablanca.

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