“Magnificat” – Music in the Holy Land

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Magnificat, music in the Holy Land

The Magnificat Institute, located in the old town of Jerusalem, is a place that promotes dialogue, peace, human and social education. Here, Christians, Muslims and Jews from different countries learn and practice together.

“I trust that the harmony of music, which knows no social and religious barriers, is a constant invitation to all people of good will to seek together the universal language of love that makes them capable of building a world of justice and solidarity, of hope and peace.” Pope Benedict XVI

The Project “Magnificat- Music in the Holy Land”

Music is the Art that unites, brings together, overcomes differences, and challenges standard ways of thinking, even those most common in the Holy Land: those that pit Arab against Jew. The Magnificat Institute of Jerusalem, the Holy City, was founded in 1995, thanks to the work of musician and composer, Fr. Armando Pierucci. Currently, the Magnificat Institute in the Holy City of Jerusalem counts among its ranks 200 Muslim, Christian, and Jewish students, mainly children, studying various disciplines. The musical activities outside of school provide great opportunities and hope for the children of the Holy City, and for their families in Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

The main objective of the project Music and Life in Jerusalem, the Holy City, is to sustain the activities of the Magnificat Institute in Jerusalem whose primary goal is to foster encounter, dialogue, peaceful coexistence, and human and social development amongst people and children of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds in the Holy Land. Learning music in Jerusalem provides a very worthwhile alternative to the abandonment and organized street crime that has rapidly spread throughout the children of the Holy City of Jerusalem.

The Magnificat Institute in the Holy City of Jerusalem has as its goal the promoting of knowledge about music with particular attention to the cultural heritage of various local communities in the Holy Land.

The target goals at the heart of the Magnificat Institute of Jerusalem are as follows:
  • Prepare teachers capable of teaching and transmitting love for music in schools in the Holy Land;
  • Singing and playing in shrines and parishes of the Holy Land, in particular the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, the Holy City;
  • Creating opportunities, both choral and instrumental, to break down the cultural, religious and linguistic barriers and foment peaceful and friendly relationships in the Holy Land between children of different backgrounds, and in particular in the Holy City of Jerusalem.

Help support the Holy Places. Maintain the Christian Community in the Holy Land

For more information send us an e-mail or call the following number:
infoats@custodia.org, tel +972 2 6271165


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