The land of the prophets.
A group of 200 people sets out for the land of the prophets, a journey with many imponderables, following inspiration rather than accomodativeness.
The land of the prophets - a melting pot of nations and a very special arena of world history ever since.
A region where the visitor encounters the enchanting beauty of sacred scenes as well as places of divisiveness and distress.
The individual experience of the traveler can not be described adequately. One participant called it "an adventure far
beyond everyday experience".
Bach's music proved to be an eloquent co-traveler where words failed.
This international concert project was possible only thanks to countless
donations on www.betterplace.org ! Thank you, all donators!
120 singers and 30 instrumentalists from the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, England, the USA, Israel and Colombia took part in 3 perfromances:
28 dec 2016
Jerusalem, Auditorium des YMCA
30 dec 2016
Bethlehem, Dar Al Nadwa International Center
1 jan 2017
Nazareth, Basilika Jesus the Adolescent
Hagit Noam, Laura Jobin-Acosta, soprano
Anne-Marieke Evers, mezzosoprans
Heike Kiefer, alto
Henk Gunnemann, tenor
Alain Langlois, bass
Ophiel Maarten van Leer
Order here the moving 45min DVD documentary about this unique journey, produced by english filmmaker Keith Surridge.
Our heartfelt thanks to all the special
individuals and organizations who supported us so warm-heartedly and pragmatically. Through their help it was possible to set out for this journey and fulfill the interreligious vision of the
Bundesverband deutscher Liebhaberorchester e.V.
Eliyahu Mc Lean, founder of the Jerusalem Peace Maker and director of Abrahamic Reunion
Emile Moatti, delegate of the Fraternité d’Abraham, Jerusalem
Abdallah Abu Ghannam & Yehuda Solov, Interfaith Encounter Association IEA
Sami Awad & Muhsen Al Homouz, Holyland Trust, Bethlehem
Jerusalem International YMCA
Dar Al Nadwa International Center, Bethlehem
Pater Jesudoss Arokiam and the congregation Jesus the Adolescent, Nazareth
Radio Mawwal, who broadcasted the concert on 30 dec 2016
Keith Surridge and his team for their dedicated service in
producing an outstanding documentary
Copyright of the photos: Bruno Knobel, Basel