Collegium Tel-Aviv

Israeli ensemble established in 1997 as a professional group performing music from classical and sacred traditions. Collegium Tel-Aviv is led by Prof. Avner Itai, who is the head of the Choral activities department at the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University. The group held a successful debut in the Musica Sacra Festival in Nazareth, in an all a-capella program. “The Collegium Tel-Aviv regularly modifies their programs and sings both with soloists from within the choir and invitees from Israel and abroad. The repertoire spans liturgical music, as well as secular; Christian as well as Jewish music, and music of the different ethnicities. The Collegium Tel-Aviv has performed in important vocal festivals across Israel, including Abu Gosh, Liturgica, Musica Sacra, and others. The Choir also performed the premiere of Lidarti’s oratoria “Esther” in the Israel Festival, Jerusalem. During 1999 and 2000, the Collegium Tel-Aviv performed in both years’ Liturgica Festivals, as well as in Germany and Austria in special “Music for Peace” program with the “Ud el Nad” choir from Nazareth, singer Timna Brauer and the Brauer-Meiri Ensemble during the Millennium celebrations in Vienna and Dusseldorf. In June 2001, the Collegium Tel-Aviv took part in a multimedia production of Handel’s “The Fairy Queen” with the Israel Chamber Orchestra under Mo. Nicolas Kramer. During the course of the seasons, the Collegium has been invited to perform with many different chamber ensembles (Melzer Consort, the Jerusalem Consort) and different Chamber Orchestras (the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, the Ramat Gan Chamber Orchestra, the Jerusalem Ensemble, the Israel Chamber Orchestra Soloists, the Ashdod Chamber orchestra, and others). The Collegium has also performed numerous works of Israeli composers, such as Y. Braun, M. Zur, P. Ben-Haim, B. Orgad, and others.” Their website is now part of the ArtPro Artist Management website.