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The Sounds of the Old City festival, to be held for the fourth time in the Old City of Jerusalem, is aninitiative of the Jerusalem Development Authority, the ministry for Jerusalem and diaspora affairs, and the Jerusalem Municipality, and is produced by Ariel Municipal Company Ltd.

The Festival offers us a glimpse into the Old City’s musical traditions and is a pillar of Jerusalem’s cultural and tourism night life. Festival visitors will enjoy a rare offering of musical bands and ensembles scheduled to perform authentic music on central stages and in the streets of the various Old City quarters. Each band and ensemble will play music unique to the quarter and area in which it performs, providing an exciting experience for visitors in the magical atmosphere of the Old City.

In the Armenian Quarter an authentic Armenian celebration will be held.    Traditional music will be played in the Muslim Quarter, and the Christian Quarter will be the scene of a spellbinding encounter with venerable liturgical works.

You are invited to stroll through the Old City streets and enjoy a rich and diverse festival of sound.

The Festival will be set up  along  a circular route; starting from the Jaffa Gate, and weaving  through  the Armenian, Jewish, Muslim and Christian quarters – ending back  at the Jaffa Gate.

SEE Festival Program here:

http://en.sounds-of-jerusalem.org.il/node/7

Special Tours | Space limited

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Reshit Jerusalem

Sharim Lach Yerushalayim

A tour of the Old City, accompanied by songs of Jerusalem.

In Jerusalem, every story has its song, every place its sound, and every stone its melody.

You are invited to embark on a unique odyssey of sound, in which you will hear the stories that together form a people’s defining song.

The tour will encompass the Jewish, Muslim and Christian quarters.

Participants will be notified of the starting point on registration.

The tour will end just before the main Festival show.

NIS 20 per participant. For information and reservations: 02-6264488

 

Zehu Shir Yashan Noshan

Ladino and Yiddish, Arabic and Russian

The Old City of the 19th century was a unique ethnic mosaic, home to occupations that have since disappeared and communities that left their mark in the form of customs, illustrious residents and institutions: the story of Jerusalem that echoes within our hearts.

A special tour of the Muslim and Christian quarters for Sounds of the Old City festival-goers; the tour includes visits to historic residences and a sampling of authentic Jerusalem herbal teas and baklava.

Participants will be notified of the starting point when they register.

The tour will end just before the main Festival show.

NIS 40 per participant. For information and reservations: 02-6264488

Tour hours: 19:00-21:30.

 

 

Beit Shmuel

Old City Sounds and Shadows

On evenings during the Sounds of the Old City Festival, the Old City comes alive. During these enchanted hours we will stroll through alleyways echoing with sound and song; we will inhale the melodies along with Jerusalem’s bracing mountain air, hear explanations and ascend to a breathtaking rooftop overlook.

Itinerary: Old City alleyways, Market Rooftops, and observation point overlooking the Western Wall.

Tour led by Beit Shmuel’s finest tour guides.

 

Old City Places and Melodies – Tour for the Entire Family

Together – parents and children – we will set out on a magical tour of places and melodies throughout the Old City. As we stroll through the alleyways lined with historic buildings, we will hear fascinating stories, climb up breathtaking observation points and rediscover the Old City during its magical evening hours of bustle and clamor.

Itinerary: view of the Tower of David from Jaffa Gate Plaza, descent via David Street to the Market Rooftops against a background of ancient music, then on  to the Christian Quarter alleyways and an observation point overlooking the Western Wall.

Tour led by Beit Shmuel’s finest tour guides.

Participants will be notified of the meeting place on registration!

NIS 20 per participant. For information and reservations: 02-6203461/606

Or visit our website: Beit Shmuel Jerusalem Tours

Tour hours: 19:00-21:00

 

 

Tower of David

Walls and Melodies – a musical tour of the Old City alleyways

Music is an integral part of life in Jerusalem – an element of spiritual practice, everyday life and the culture that has developed here over time.

Our tour is one of encounters – with Jerusalem’s past, with the flavor of life during different historical periods, with prominent historical figures. The encounters take place against a background of stories and sounds – today’s Old City, enlivened by the Sounds of the Old City Festival.

NIS 20 per participant; for information and reservations: *2884

Tour hours: 20:30-22:00

Hurva Sinagogue

Free of Charge

From 20:00

Duration: 30 Min

For information and reservations: 054-84679

        

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